The electric guitar became a very popular instrument with the growth in rock music over the years. If you want to learn to play the electric guitar, you should plan to take additional lessons that will focus more exclusively on rock music. As discussed in other articles about lessons, you have different choices including private lessons, a package of professional video lessons that you purchase, or other options. If you want more info on these, you can click on lessons. Regardless, there are there areas that you will probably focus on for playing rock guitar including the basics about playing the guitar, electric guitar improver, and power chords.
Basic Guitar Lessons
If you are a beginner, you will need the basic lessons first in learning to play the guitar. If you have some basic knowledge about playing, it might be appropriate to skip over some of the basics. Please don’t skip over the basics you are not comfortable with as it will complicate and confuse your more advanced learning. Be willing to accept what you have not learned yet and take the time to get the basics down correctly. Depending on the type lessons and your instructor, the basic lessons may include introducing, at some point, the topics of playing rock lead guitar and power chords. After these introductory lessons, you may have some idea on how to play classic rock guitar. Get these down and you are on your way to actually playing rock guitar.
Electric Guitar Improver
In this area, you will probably focus on a number of techniques including the sliding, string-bending, pull-offs, vibrato and hammer-ons. While this is not all encompassing, you should then be able to play some fairly good rock solos. If you want to also plan on making up some of your own music, remember to also include a focus on scales and chords. Lastly, you may likely find some parallels between blues and rock in this learning process. Please do not skip over references to the blues as it will help improve your ability to play rock music in the future.
Power chords are two or three string distorted sounding chords used in some of the most popular rock songs of all times. You will learn to play several rock songs when you learn about power chords. Afterwards you will be very familiar with the fretboard and surprise yourself with the sounds you will be able to play.
Much like learning to play the guitar, do not let yourself get frustrated when learning to play the electric guitar or rock guitar. If you seriously want to learn to play rock guitar and enjoy playing, then progress will come. It may take more practice, a different type of instruction or instructor. Find professional video lessons or a guitar teacher you communicate well with and keep to a schedule. If you plan to just learn by having jam sessions with friends, you may want to step back and ask yourself if you are truly interested in learning and improving or just having fun in a jam session with friends. Remember though, try to have fun while you’re learning but keep aware of sound levels for your family and neighbors with the rock music. I know, – you want a guitar, you got a guitar, and now you want to learn to play the electric guitar! Go rock!