If you read our part 1 of what things you would want to learn as a singer songwriter on the guitar…. you will know that we covered how important it is to learn how to communicate with other musicians by covering the basics of music theory.
Learning to play and sing at the same time
The other thing that’s really important to learn. And probably the most important will be how to sing and play at the same time.
This is something that a lot of guitar teachers are not very good to teaching, mainly because they don’t do it themselves. It can be very easy to think that it’s easy to sing and play on the guitar but really it’s kind of like rubbing your belly and tapping your head. At the same time, so it does take some practice, and having a guitar teacher who knows how to teach you that skill will help a lot. Because there are lots of tips and tricks that will help you get go with it.
Learning the right type of chords
The other things that you want to learn the right type of chords for the type of music that you want to do.
For example, if you’re more like a country, musician, and probably more simple chords. Who suit the sort of thing that you’re doing.
However, if you’re a jazz singer. You probably need to learn some quite complex chords. And you need to realise that your journey to playing the guitar. Accompany getting yourself. Singing jazz. It’s going to be a lot longer road, and someone who’s singing simple acoustic covers. The other thing to think about is the type of strumming and fingerpicking that you’re going to be doing with your other hand, so it’s not the core sets.
It’s not only the chords that are important for actually what’s going on with your other hand, it’s going to make a big difference to how professional you look as a musician playing the guitar. If you can get good at strumming and keeping up with the groove of the song and sounding confident during it while singing, and also doing finger picking.
If that’s the sort of thing that’s gonna help you with your music to make you stand out. Then there are things that takes working on.
I hope these few things have helped you to think about what’s needed for you to get going with becoming a singer songwriter who can also play guitar help take your musicianship to the next level.