#1
I can read quite a few tabs, play quite a few chords, I am fairly fast at alternate picking, and I can finger tap. What else can I learn to improve my guitar playing or just anything I can do to improve?
#2
Judging from all the new topics you've started recently...I'd say play more guitar.
You seem like you have a hard time focusing on one thing. I'd strongly advise you to get a teacher to help you get some structure to your practicing...because you are all over the place right now.
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#4
As been asked alot lately here about what to practice...you need a METHOD that puts everything in a logical order.If a teacher isnt an option then get a complete method.That way you ll learn what you absolutely need to know for starters and not what you think you need to know,you ll learn theory and how everything is connected,you ll learn about rhythm and of course technique.After you get some foundation then sources like youtube or the net in general ll can be helpful but BEFORE that its like building a house in the sand with no foundation .
#5
Thank you for all the replies. I don't have a teacher at the moment. I have been learning online. I have learned a lot online but I want to improve. I play guitar a lot but I don't really know what to practice.
#6
^^ agreed.

Though I'd also say to make sure your practising is fun- having a method doesn't mean you need to do the boring stuff for 10 hours a day. Even a little will help (especially if you're only doing aimless practise at the moment), and you should also allow time for stuff you enjoy, too.
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#7
Record yourself playing your repertoire. Video if possible. You'll discover a whole lot of things to work on, I promise.
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^^ agreed.

Though I'd also say to make sure your practising is fun- having a method doesn't mean you need to do the boring stuff for 10 hours a day. Even a little will help (especially if you're only doing aimless practise at the moment), and you should also allow time for stuff you enjoy, too.

I don't have a method at the moment. I don't really know what to practice. I practice playing songs, playing chords and I try using my pinky more often but I don't know what else to practice.
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I don't have a method at the moment. I don't really know what to practice. I practice playing songs, playing chords and I try using my pinky more often but I don't know what else to practice.


Learn more songs, as has already been said in this thread; the more songs you try and learn the more direction you'll find you have. If you come across a song you want to play with something you can't do in it that's the strongest possible indicator of what you need to work on.
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#10
Learn basic music theory like major n minor scales. Knowledge do help you know.
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#11
I do try and learn new songs. I heard that you should do exercises and warm ups on guitar to improve. Is that true?
#12
Every time you try to learn a new song and can't instantly do it, then you've found something to improve on. Other than figuring naturally that way what you should be working on...

Music theory.
#13
^^ to a certain extent, sure. But it depends on what you want to play, what level you're at, and also you shouldn't only do exercises because (a) they're boring and (b) you also need to work on being musical (e.g. playing songs etc. instead of exercises).

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I don't have a method at the moment. I don't really know what to practice. I practice playing songs, playing chords and I try using my pinky more often but I don't know what else to practice.


get a guitar book or dvd with beginner lessons in it. I can't recommend any specific examples because I haven't bought any

amazon has the "look inside" feature so you can read the first few pages of the books for free to see what they're like.
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#14
As has been said, learn more songs. You will come across parts that you wont be able to play and those will most likely be using a technique you haven't learned.
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#15
what is your goal in playing guitar? if you have one, it should be obvious how you can improve. if you don't have one, you should either find one, or do something you really want to do.
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Learn more songs, as has already been said in this thread; the more songs you try and learn the more direction you'll find you have. If you come across a song you want to play with something you can't do in it that's the strongest possible indicator of what you need to work on.

This, Exactly what I was going to say