Sunday, 13 October 2013
The best tip I can give you if you are just starting out playing the guitar is to not give up.. that may sound like a cliche probably because it is the biggest cliche in the world but its true.. giving up never gets you anywhere and playing the guitar for what ever music you are into whether metal or indie music can be really annoying at times. A second top tip I wanna tell you is get a tuner.. it maybe boring tuning your guitar all day everyday but it gets you familiar to what notes actually sound like.. rather then the notes all just blending into one. The third tip is to do hand exercises or wear compression (arthritis gloves) to help strengthen your hands after all it is your hands that will be doing all of the hard work when playing the guitar. Another quick tip is to buy the right guitar... yeah you could buy that cheap one.. or you could buy a better one.. cheap guitar are often made in factories in places like china and mass produced.. quality isn't something they are that bothered about... profits are what they want. Getting a good guitar will mean your guitar playing will not be hampered by weird sounds coming from your poorly made guitar and other problems which can get quite annoying. These are just a few quick tips! Now get rocking! yeah! Oh yeah and remember nobody become the best over night takes alot of commitment and hard work....
Wednesday, 9 October 2013
Metal is the representation of raw emotion... screaming the affirmation that we exist is all part of what makes metal music great and by far the best rock music! Metal music goes beyond the norm and tries to go places no other sound can! To some people metal music doesn't sound like anything at all apart from screaming and guitar playing but it is a lot more than that its just because those people dont have souls and thus cannot see meaning rather they would rather listen to music that controls their minds like pop music.
I was suffering form aches and pains in my hands when playing my guitar and we all know that playing metal on the guitar is really tiring for our hands at the best of times so we need strong hands to be able to keep up with the drums when playing... I searched everywhere for ways to strengthen my hands and stop my hands from aching when playing.. I fin ally found a good article over on some jazz music (jazz maybe different from metal music but still they use guitars) Jazzpdx told me how you can use arthritis gloves to help with playing again if you just suffer from aching hands or actual arthritis. I think using these gloves which dont cost that much while you play is a real good idea! After I worn them for a couple weeks my grip has gotten stronger and I even think that i play my metal riffs a little faster now too... not to mention the aches have gone in my hands!