Sunday is here again and I am sharing something Mellow and Calming for a Sunday Afternoon which is Instrumental music.The New age sound of Govi has reached the top 10 in it’s billboard chart with 12 albums to date. Govi is a German Native who spent 8 years living in India but now Govi lives in Hawaii. The Track I am sharing here today is a Video Instrumental of Govi’s music,It is a chilled guitar track with a very mellow instrumental sound without words perfect for a Sunday or any other afternoon. Do you know of any other youtube instrumental music like this that is vocal free please share it below in the comments.
5 Tips To Improve at Playing The Guitar
Probably the main difference between a professional guitarist and an amateur one is the level of consistency they are able to play things perfectly. Most professional guitarists that have this level of consistency didn’t have what you would call natural talent.
Instead, they worked hard at developing their skills through practice sessions and learned from their mistakes. If you aren’t one of the rare guitarists that possess the natural gift to play the six stringed instrument there is no way around practicing continuously if you want to get better.
Most beginners struggle with practicing because they don’t know what they need to practice. Check out _ you should focus on to get the most out of your practice session.
Guitar Practice Specific Exercises and Techniques
When a lot of people start playing the guitar they focus too much of their time learning to play songs instead of practicing specific techniques. It’s much more helpful in the long run to practice specific exercises and techniques so you can use them properly in songs that you play.
It isn’t fun practicing the boring and fundamental techniques over and over again until you have perfected it, but trust me it will pay off big time. Some of the techniques and exercises you should be including into your practice session include alternate picking, hybrid picking, hammer-ons, finger picking, bending, slurs, scales, pentatonics, arpeggios, triads, pull-offs, and sweep picking.
Remember, if you weren’t blessed with the natural talent to play the guitar learning these new techniques won’t be as easy as you would want it to be. However, you have to keep practicing them until they become second nature to you.
Building up Hand Strength
The strength of your fingers and how flexible they are is very important if you wish to become a great guitar player. The only way you can build up the strength and flexibility in your hands is to do fretboard exercises like the finger twister.
The finger twister exercise works by getting the fretting fingers to move around in ways along the 6 strings that they normally wouldn’t move in. The flexibility and strength of your fingers around the fingerboard will improve once these unnatural finger motions stick to your muscle memory. Fretboard exercises like the finger twister will also come in handy when you begin playing improvisation of guitar solos.
Practice the Basics of Playing The Guitar
When you start learning to play the guitar focusing on the fundamentals is necessary if you want to improve your skills. Just like everything else, you need to practice the basics over and over again until they become second nature.
Everytime you practice focus on using the proper posture, improve your knowledge of the fundamentals of the guitar and how they works, improve your knowledge of basic chords and how they work, focus on improving your knowledge of the fretboard like where certain notes are located. Even after you have a good understanding of the basics you should continue to practice and keep yourself sharp.
Use a Metronome To Keep Your Playing In Time
You should definitely use a metronome whenever you practice so your timing isn’t off when you play your instrument. Your timing is everything if you want to play the guitar without sounding horrible.
Practicing with a metronome is extremely important if you are a beginner and you haven’t developed a good sense of time. Moreover, when you practice playing the guitar with a metronome you will be able to find out where you are making mistakes when you are playing a certain passage.
Have Goals & Keep Track Of Your Guitar Lessons
When you are ready to start your practice session you are going to want to know what you’re going to practice and for how long. Chances are you have a lot of other obligations you need to focus on throughout the day like a job, kids, spouse, and other things. So you want to make sure you get the most out of each of your limited practice sessions.
It will be up to you to determine what you need to work on and where you need improvements. The best thing you can do is have some goals that you want to accomplish each time you practice.
If you have a goal or a plan for your practice session you will find that you can get a lot more done. Think about using a journal to keep track of your progress and what you have been working on each time you practice.
You can find more from John on his website and guitar forum where you writes even more great information about guitar lessons. You can get more guitar lessons for beginners from the website just click here to find out more.
About The Artist
GFB was one of the first contacts I made through Music blogging and despite him uploading new tracks nearly each week I have never got the chance to feature some of his music here on this blog. GFB was a member of band called CHIMERES who created 2 different albums in the instrumental progressive music genere one was called “OMBRE ET LUMIERE” or just plain Light and Shadow and “Rougue” which is french for Red you can find most of the tracks from these 2 albums on the reverbnation profile of Gilles his real name b.t.w. as for the rest of the group two of the members of that band are now creating at least one instrumental progressive rock music track the group is called Néodyme but here we have one of giles own tracks called simply pure blues. As Giles is a fan of Buddy Guy and Hendricks and some more great blues guitar players you can hear a simular style when he plays the blues. I have also seen a cool instrumental cover version of Still got the blues for you on his Youtube channel so check him out for more blues and rock guitar.
Track Pure Blues
Not exactly sure how you would describe this piece of plucky ambient guitar instrumental music and I do not know much about the Italian guitarist Claudio Quartarone only that he has a Facebook Pace, Myspace profile and Youtube Channel. But then again he is actually from Catania in Scilly and might not like been called Italian. This Instrumental uses the voice as an Instrument in one section but since it is used as an instrument the music can be posted on this instrumental music blog as the voice is not saying any words. I hear some plucking and mandolin (mandolino) style playing but am not sure if it’s an actual mandolin or another way of playing the Guitar As for the video I find it quite interesting because of it’s artistic effects and hidden message. As I am also unsure about if Claudio made the video himself or got it done by some video production company but it’s original and much better than just uploading your tunes and album art as the only visual.
Most musicians think that just writing great music and making visually impacting videos and uploading them is enough and then forgetting to describe the music they play everywhere they have uploaded it. This can be a problem with people promoting music online as without any good description of the music you are promoting people will never find it easily no matter how good your music is or how much work you put into your music videos. Sure people can find it through music discovery sites like reverbnation or through youtube related videos but the best way to get your music found for now would be with a good description of your music as search engines only understand words they more descriptive words you use to tell people about the music you are promoting the better chance you have of finding new listeners for your music. Maybe you are also promoting your music if you are then please read I am looking for Instrumentals to Share here and tell this site about your instrumental music