Written by Ivan Rivera from IvanRivera.BandCamp.com
Chords are usually the first thing we learn on guitar and they build the foundation for a lot of what we do. I remember the first time I strummed a chord all the way through and it rang through my room and all the strings sounded clean. It’s a great and proud feeling that instills a feeling a progress and I see that in my students. It’s a great feeling every single time. But getting these chords to ring out nicely without any muted strings is only the first step in the journey of guitar and rhythm playing.
Most serious guitarists own at least one acoustic guitar of the nylon or steel string variety. If you’re a rock, jazz, or experimental guitar player though, you probably spend most of your time working on ideas on some kind of electric guitar. Spending some quality time practicing acoustic guitar can do wonders for your technique overall as well as being rewarding in and of itself. Here are some pointers to help spark your acoustic growth.
To learn jazz music, it is necessary to like this music and thus to become imbued with jazz culture, it is obvious. But what is necessary to listen to first when we come from the classic or from the rock? Here are some ideas.
The first thing to ask ourselves before we get to the main issue here is, what is a bass guitar? A bass guitar is a solid-bodied instrument tuned to produce bass or low notes and it requires an amplifier. Now that we know what the bass guitar is, we have to look into the fundamentals that guide the tuning of this guitar.