The electric guitar blog of Andrew Webber.
Did you ever have that feeling where there was nothing on your mind, so you just didn’t have much to say. That’s usually when I decide to rather leave the conversation and just play the guitar.
For me there’s no instrument like the electric guitar. When played correctly it just reeks of emotion, but here’s the strange thing, it has to sound right.
Getting the right sound out of a guitar means having the right guitar, the right amplifier and knowing how to play it properly so it does what you want it to.
Getting joy out of playing a guitar doesn’t mean you have to be the biggest virtuoso, or as one of my friends calls me “Maestro”. Of course I don’t fully agree with him as there are a lot of things I can’t do on the guitar.
I don’t do much sweep picking, my finger tapping is mostly on the table and fingerpicking is basic beginner level for me. I get by and can impress people sometimes but I think every guitarist should be realistic about his own limitations.
Here’s something I’ve learned about practicing guitar:
If you find something to practice that’s just outside your comfort zone, in other words you can play it slowly but not as fast as your usual runs and chords, then that’s what you should be practicing. Once you’ve mastered it, everything else you do will improve as well.
Going over what you already know or practicing speed on things your fingers do already won’t have as much of an impact on your playing as mastering things you find awkward.
So basically, this blog is about this that and the other thing related to electric guitar. Some things to play on the guitar, something about the equipment I own and how it sounds as well as some viewpoints on a few things about playing the guitar.
I must confess, right up front if you like, that I have a few affiliations with some online music shops and advertising programs. I don’t really see the point of writing about something and not monetizing it in some way.
I usually only talk about the equipment I own or have owned, unless of course something really interesting catches my attention and I feel like writing about it.
Personally though, I would rather just shuttup and play my guitar most of the time.