Today I’m sharing a few thoughts on why letting go of ego could be one of the best things for your guitar playing.
When researching great apps in the App Store, I try and look for them to meet at least two criteria. First, the app has to have some real functionality to me, and not just take up space on the phone or tablet's internal drive. Secondly, I look for great design. If an app passes the first test and it's something I use on a daily basis, having it look good is icing on the cake.
With Thomas Grapperon's Chord! he covers both bases.
Many think of YouTube as a time waster, but really it’s a treasure trove of guitar knowledge (and the occasional cat video). You can learn so much for so little by just logging on and searching a topic you’re interested in. Want to learn the Mixolydian scale, how to play an A chord, or what the circle of fifths is? No problem! Between learning, entertainment, and reviews you could binge watch guitar videos for days.
Like anything that’s free though, it helps to know where to start, to cut through channels that aren’t so great yet, and to find out what’s helpful. Check out these five YouTube channels for guitar players.
I've been known to geek out about guitar and apps in the past. When developer Chris Ladd, known for making the incredible note taking app Better Notes contacted me about an app that combines a simple text editor and a place to store lyrics, chords and tabs, I was excited to check it out.
Find out what makes TabBank such an essential songwriters tool.