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Darryl Roberts

Darryl Roberts is a 40-something sometime-guitarist from Southern California. He is the father of 3 teenage daughters, and plays guitar in a fruitless attempt to maintain his sanity. Email him at mail4dtr@yahoo.com.

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7 Comments

  1. Dewy Jones
    August 29th, 2012 @ 8:42 pm

    “This is a collection of assorted guitar tips, insights and unsolicited pieces of advice. They are written by a beginner with 20+ years of experience.”

    How does a beginner have 20+ years of experience?

    • Dewy Jones
      August 29th, 2012 @ 8:46 pm

      Good tips though!

  2. Darryl Roberts
    September 8th, 2012 @ 9:05 am

    Dewy, the point is, no matter how long you’ve been playing, there’s always something new to learn. If you keep that attitude, it will never grow old, and you’ll always be a beginner in some sense of the word. Glad you enjoyed it! :)

  3. Alex Veliz
    January 12th, 2013 @ 9:48 am

    I enjoyed this read Darryl a lot of good points about becoming a better guitarist and person, thumbs up!

  4. Kyle Wayne
    April 20th, 2016 @ 10:58 pm

    These tips will be sure to help my son as he is thinking of starting his guitar lessons. I imagine that your tip about how progression might come slowly will help my son if he gets discouraged. I hope that he will decide to keep at it and learn this cool skill.

  5. Susan Pru
    June 6th, 2016 @ 12:15 am

    These tips are fantastic and written well. I’m sure my grandson can apply them many ways in life. Not only in learning the skill of guitar playing. Thank you……

  6. Ridley Fitzgerald
    December 8th, 2016 @ 2:39 pm

    These are some great tips for learning guitar. I had never thought to use a metronome before, but that makes sense. I am not the best at timing, so that is essential for me.