Play What Is Inside Your Head - Entry Level
by, 12-10-2010 at 09:47 PM (1301 Views)
Have you ever been able to play what you hear? Have you ever tried?
Many players get stuck in a rut and cannot figure out how to advance from the point that they have reached. This can be the most challenging and yet most rewarding if you can change the way you think.
Sooo....If you can't play what you hear, try some of these tidbits to get you started.
Take a simple melody - such as "Mary Had A Little Lamb" (not SRV's version but the nursery rhyme) and play it on your guitar. Do not use a recording, just from your head.
1) If the notes are wrong when you try, that is okay.
Tip: Time for you to work on intervals mixed with interval ear training.
2) If you hit all the notes, find a random spot on the fretboard and play the melody again - Keep repeating by finding random places on the guitar.
Tip: If you missed a few notes. Work on improving using the tip above. If you played it correctly again or missed one or two notes, try a few more random spots on the fretboard.
3) When you are comfortable with that melody, it is time to change the melody and use a different song. Keep doing this to the point that this becomes comfortable.
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