How To Be A Better Guitar Player …

This must be one of the most common questions I get asked.

But, in general terms, my answer is always true and simple. Invest in your learning. Invest in your abilities. Attend classes, workshops, take lessons and don’t be afraid to hang with players that are further along than you are.

Don’t spend all of your money on gear to “improve”. This is a cheap way out and never works. This reminds of the golf guys who spend double for a ball that goes 5% further. These small percentages only matter after you have put in the time, when it makes sense to spend for that little extra.

Remember: new gear gets old fast – new material on the guitar stays with you for a long time. Ask yourself – how committed am I to really get better? And, do my current actions and routines support that? You already know the answer, I suspect. And, practice.