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Music Genres: Finding your guitar playing style
Blues. Rock. Classical. The list of music genres goes on and on. What you learn to play on the guitar is entirely up to you and your taste in music. Are you eclectic? You can learn basic guitar playing and pick up on the classics. Then you can add your own style to it. There are so many ways to learn the guitar but taking guitar lessons in Philadelphia will help you hone in on your own personal style better.
Sure, you can teach yourself to play. But how are you really going to find your own style if you are learning from an online tutorial with no one around to let you know how you sound? One of the key components to any guitar playing is to find your style. This can be any style you want it to be but it has to be a style you are comfortable with. If you are confused about what you want to learn, ask yourself some questions.
What did I grow up listening to?
Did Mom and Dad have a large repertoire of music? Did they listen to everything? Or were they strictly rhythm and blues type people? Did you pick up on their choices or did you break out on your own and get into the heavy metal bands or classic rock? Think about what kind of music was around you when you were younger. Chances are you carried that style with you as you got older.
What do you listen to now?
So you probably have the same taste in music you did when you were younger but surely as you got older you allowed new styles to creep into your music playlist. Did you? Or did you stick with your tried and true all your years, never listening to anything new on the radio? We think a few new things may have snuck in there. Make a list of favorite artists or even favorite songs. Why? Keep reading.
What do all your favorites have in common?
Making a list of your favorite artists or songs is helpful in determining what style you are looking to learn. Chances are if you are musical, there is a common pattern in all of your listening styles that you can carry over into your playing styles. We probably wouldn’t have the Beatles without Chuck Berry or the blues and we certainly wouldn’t have Prince without Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles and we certainly wouldn’t have today’s hot artists like Justin Timberlake and Usher without Prince and Michael Jackson. Do you see a pattern here?
Finding your musical style is extremely important when you decide to pick up the guitar for the first time or after many absent years. Whatever situation you are in musically, take some time to find your style. Ask yourself some important questions about your listening styles and then find the best guitar lessons in Philadelphia by giving David Joel Guitar Studio a call.