I just finished another Adult Beginner Guitar Class here in Corrales. Once again we had a blast. It’s always great to see people taking the time to enjoy themselves playing music together. Not a performance but just a stress free “guitar social” if you will.
Here is the set list we covered:
Hey Good Lookin’ – Hank Williams Sr.
Every Breath You Take- The Police
Heart of Gold- Neil Young
All My Lovin’- The Beatles
Papa’s on The Housetop – Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell
Crazy Little thing Called Love- Queen
I try to have a variety of tunes so that we end up with different challenges with rhythm, groove, strumming, etc. Of course the main goal is to play tunes that are fun but it doesn’t hurt to learn something along the way!
I believe true “music” is an interaction between people. If you’re just playing by yourself all the time, you really haven’t made “music” by my definition until you play for someone or you play with another musician.
It’s important to know the more you play with other people, the faster your guitar playing will improve. If you are taking guitar lessons and aren’t finding an outlet for playing with other people, you should make it a point to do so. Ask your teacher if he/she has any students who would like to jam with you. Play with anyone. Even of you don’t know other guitarists, play with any other musician. If your neighbor plays the tuba, find some music to play together! Have your teacher help you with this.
If you do end up playing with your tuba playing neighbor, send me a video. I’d love to hear that jam session…