The Leaning tower of Pisa leans. Why?
Because it sits on soft soil; not the kind of foundation needed for a big structure. It was projected to topple in less than 200 years. The city had to close it for a 10 year restoration to work on its foundation. Today, it still leans but at much slower rate.
Our time of interest in playing the guitar is the same. If we start off playing on weak foundations, the interest is going to ‘lean’. And it will be a matter of time before it topples over and we quit a passion that can bring a lifetime satisfaction.
We can do something about the foundation.
Playing Good Guitar has 3 foundations. It’s like a 3 legged stool that will give our playing a firm foundation.
These are unconventional principles to consider even before you begin to play a song. If we get it right from the start, doors will open for great playing satisfaction down the road. We free ourselves from the entanglements and then discouragements that are unnecessary for our journey.
So forget major scales, barre chords, passing notes, rock star dreams (At least for now). Because right now, we want to set the following right:
Foundation 1: Find Your GOOD GUITAR
Because the guitar is going to be a part of you as a player, take your time to find the right one. Focus on #1 Right Kind of Guitar #2 Right Strings & #3 Right Accessories.
Foundation 2: Build A GOOD CONNECTION
Because good connection with your guitar playing helps you makes good music. Focus on #1 Your body posture before the guitar body, #2 Your setup for playing and #3 Your mind and inner script.
Foundation 3: Make GOOD MUSIC
Focus on what music is and what it is not. It’s a language to communicate and it’s for connecting with yourself and others. You just need 3 basics to play your first song which is #1 The melody which is the fundamental tone & its variation #2 The harmony which are chords and tone collection #3 The rhythm which comprises silence, space and right timing
” Good Guitar + Good Connection + Good Music = Play Your First Song “
With these 3 foundations and within its 3 basics focus, you can then move to play your first song. With knowing how to play one song right, we can play our 2nd, 3rd and 50th song faster and with greater ease.
I spent one whole year learning to play my first song; “Amazing Grace”. I’m glad I did. In my 20 years of playing, I realize knowing how to play good guitar with one song is better than playing bad guitar, one hundred songs.
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