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Tips on Becoming a Better Guitar Player

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Stop reading this and practice...

Jokes aside, let me just state that these tips most probably won't make you more technically proficient on your instrument. That is not my goal. My goal is to introduce you to a new way of thinking when playing the guitar.

Hopefully these tips will help you on the road to becoming a musically, harmonically rich guitar player. Let's get started.

1. Stop Listening To So Many Guitar Players

Seems like a bit of a counter-productive statement, doesn't it? When I first started becoming a semi-proficient guitar player, listening to other guitarists and guitar-driven songs seemed like the natural thing to do, and for a while, this method definitely helped me on my way to technical proficiency. Pretty soon I was playing along to classics such as, "Hey Joe", "Layla" and "Sultans of Swing" with ease.
However, It didn't take me long to hit the "ceiling" with regard to my musicality. It took me years to reali…