Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Versatility...the bottom line

If you are versatile,you will work....
If you are serious about playing music for a living,then being versatile,that is,being familiar with and being able to play a variety of styles is a must.Do no get "stuck"into just one style of music,it only dercreases your odds of getting a call for a fill in gig or a show coming to town that is needing a guitarist for that occasion.You will also benefit as a teacher being a versatile player,not all students want to learn and play the same thing!This may include different styles of music,along with different techniques of playing.And besides,playing one style of music can become very very boring.A good place to start,for a beginner is the Blues,it lays a solid foundation for rythm,chords and melody.
And the only way to be versatile is through listening and woodshedding.And,do not get left behind by ignoring the trends,keep up with todays happenings,along with the past.....
Peace and Prosperity,Greg/G


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