Qualities Of Your Favorite Guitarists, And How Can It Help You?

Your musical journey would involve many influences and inspirations at different stages, and for different reasons...

If you sit back and analyze, there might be some specific qualities in your favorite guitarists, that attract you and I'm talking about things beyond their musical capabilities...

You'll also find that some of these guitar players share some or most of these qualities... what you should be interested in are the unique qualities that you would like to replicate in your learning approach...

Whatever these qualities are, they can help you develop your guitar playing and musicianship to a great extent...especially during times when you feel stuck in your guitar playing without too much progress...

I'll list down 3 of my favorite guitarists and what are the qualities other than their music, that inspires me...

Steve Vai

  • Passion:

  • Probably the biggest reason why I idolize him. Yes, bigger than the joy I get by listening to his music. You don't agree with me, then watch the above interview, where he describes what according to him is the key to making it big in music. It's this unending passion that has made him one of the best guitar players and musicians ever, despite the challenges he himself faced as a guitar player.

  • Continuous Learning & Improvement:

  • The best approach you can take towards your instrument, is to consider it as a never ending learning process, and look forward to every learning opportunity. The guy does everything from playing guitar like a virtuoso to being a master composer, songwriter, producer, transcription and many more things... The reason he can do all these things well is his hunger to keep learning and improving... So next time you start feeling like it's the end of the road for your guitar learning journey... look beyond and discover new avenues...

  • Involvement

  • One of the reasons why he's so versatile is his utmost attention to detail and involvement in the whole process... whether he's on stage, in the recording studio, transcribing ideas or just improvising... Involvement is the key to master something, and now you know why is it important to involve yourself 100% during practice sessions..

Yngwie Malmsteen

  • Mastery