For all those who live and breathe on rock music, what in your opinion is the life of a band or a rock song to be more specific? I am guessing the answer to the rock guitar. Guitar is what gives it that rocky rhythm, the element that makes it so unconventional and conventional at the same time. Have you ever wanted rock your guitar like that? Well, if you have read on.
1.If you are teaching yourself how to play the rock guitar, you have to first start by listening to some really reputed and talented instrumental guitarists. Listening to these tunes will help you to decipher how each player makes his music sound different, what goes into it and how to use your mind and fingers to create music.
2.Start your guitar lessons by learning the very basic principles. The simple chords and patterns. If you have noticed, most of the rock songs follow the same basic beats. So if you have these simple basic chords in hand, the rest will follow. Focus specially on the E and A strings. The mantra is to practice and practice the basic fingering rhythms.
Learn how to read sheet music or guitar tablatures. Listening is indeed a good way to get the knack of it, but if you know how to read the music, the better equipped you are to start playing the music. It would be better if you start with simple tunes first. This way when you start playing the more difficult songs, you will be able to distinguish the basic tunes in them.
You can start learning with the uncomplicated tunes which are easier to read and to play. When you have learnt to play these simple tunes, it will be easier for you when you try out bigger songs.
5.Understand the scales of a guitar. The more you know about scales the better you will play. And learn as many scales as you can so that you apply these when learning to play bigger music. You can try to merge a lot of genres in your music if you know their scales, like classical, jazz and blues.
6.You could try buying some effects pedals and try playing around with them creating some of your own music, but that is after you have learned the basic stuff.
Next thing you can try mixing and merging with are the effects pedals. You can try out as many pedals as you want to create your own genre of guitar. This can happen only if you have the basic playing capacity.
One thing that can help you develop yourself as a guitarist is recording yourself every time you play. Record all your experiments with the scales, chords and pedals. Listening to these recordings can help you understand your level of playing and how to improve yourself as a musician.