It is costing lives, health, and dramatically affecting many people’s work and basic finances. Yet the odd reality is that many of us find ourselves stuck at home right now, trying to fill the time. What a contrast.
Just to be clear, there are many ways we can be active and help people right now. But I won’t get into that, we are all getting plenty of that type of advice right now.
Instead, I make the humble suggestion that many of us musicians should simply use the time constructively – to become better musicians. Well, here are some suggestions, taken from our archives. Enjoy, and I hope they help.
Wishing you safety and health, to you and your loved ones.
Suggestions From The Archives
Watch some lessons. There’s a lot of good video lessons, available. Here are some recommendations.
Listen to a podcast. There’s actually too many to listen to! But here are a few you should check out first.
Listen to a playlist. If you’re a Spotify fan, here are some good playlists to start with – all focused on fingerstyle guitar.
Learn a new song. Here are 162 great new songs to learn, complete with links to tabs.
New IG accounts, anyone? Check out some new IG accounts. There are some luthiers in particular that have amazing accounts.
Improve your practice regimen. Here are some tips from Tommy Emmanuel.
Restring your guitar. You know it needs it. Here’s Tommy Emmanuel’s tried’n’true method.
Research your next guitar. Check out this article, “Best Fingerstyle Guitar Under $1,000“.
Build a guitar. Sounds crazy, right? But you can actually do it! Here’s a rundown on how I got started.
Study a book. There are great guitar instructional books available. Here are the 10 that Berklee College always uses.