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Old 01-19-2021, 01:54 PM
DukeX DukeX is offline
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Originally Posted by highvibrational View Post
Hi all,
For four years now, I've been focusing on covering a lot of songs and writing some of my own. I feel like my performing skills have reached a good level, yet I feel that my guitar skills are still rudimentary. The following has been my approach to becoming a self-styled singer/songwriter/guitarist. My inspirations are the Beatles and James Taylor, to name a few. I'd like to hear any thoughts about what I should incorporate into my guitar practice.

-writing my own songs

I'm really interested in busting things open and finding my own unique approach to guitar. I welcome any thoughts. Thank you!
Two things that might inspire:

1) Learn to write a song (lyrics and melody) without a guitar. Arrange afterward. The song then leads to the arrangement, not the other way around.

2) Check out the book Writing Songs on Guitar, by Rikky Rooksby. Opposite approach as #1. Not my method but very informational.
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