What does it mean to play a song? Does strumming a few chords count? Or does it have to be note for note and the whole song?
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People take up the guitar for all sorts of reasons - to make music, to make friends, to meet people, to express oneself, to become creative, and the list goes on and on.
It’s been a tradition here at Guitar Noise to celebrate New Year pretty much whenever possible! And today marks the start of the Year of the Snake.
Tone, Taste, or Technique – Which is most important? I know all three are important… but what is the most important?
Here’s an idea: take a time-tested practice technique and adapt it to your resolutions and guitar-playing goals for the upcoming year. Whatever your goals (musical and otherwise), we’re certain this advice can help you acheive them.
David Hodge looks back on 14 years at GN to pick out some lessons that may be worth your while. This is close enough to a best of list for 2012.
Right now you’re probably looking at a newly redesigned Guitar Noise and wondering what happened. This is the beginning of us doing things in new ways.
If you’re new to the guitar, here is a starter guide of the first ten songs you should learn how to play. We have included chords and audio for each song.