How to play electric guitar? When it comes to learning how to play electric guitar there are two mains that you can learn how to do it properly enough; the first method is to teach yourself how to play it and the second method is learn how to play it from someone who is considered to be a professional. It doesn’t matter what method you choose to go with, you need to first have your guitar properly set up. This is something that can easily be done by a local guitar shop guy or musician. You mainly want your electric guitar set up the right way from the start for:
- It makes playing all around a lot easier – when the strings are wound to tight it takes a lot of pressure from the fingers to press down on them which makes playing had and the sound is just not right. With it being easier to play there is not only less stress on your fingers but you can change from chord to chord a lot quicker and move your fingers a lot faster.
- Just the right amount of intonation – Having just the right amount of intonation is key when it comes to getting the guitar accurately tuned; bad intonation is where you play a tune and it is higher or lower than what it should be, the right amount is when you play a note and everything is in tune perfectly. This set up is how you can make perfectly good music in the first place.
Next you need to find a few simple songs of different genres to try out; the best thing for you to do here is to listen to them over and over again, practice while listening to them sometimes and practice without them at other times. The more you do the more you will get it down and the more you will be able to just do it from memory and not have to worry about it or think twice about it. Almost every song has a melody with a recognizable pattern; some of the best ones to try out and have fun with are the following:
- The melody of the song, “Locked Out of Heaven” by Bruno Mars
- The melody and string backup of the song, “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen
- The synth line that is insistent in the song, “Gangnam Style” by Psy
It’s not about learning solos, it is all about learning to listen and being able to play what you are hearing. Keep in mind if you are having some trouble with a part of the song try looking at the music video because chances are there are shots of the band playing it and you can watch it and learn from it. Try your best to mix up easy stuff with hard stuff and to not use stomp boxes when you are practicing. The more you play, the more you will learn such as all of the amazing tips and tricks that there are to make even easier and more enjoyable.