Dave Hebeda is a man of many talents and interests, and one of his hobbies happens to be playing guitar. In fact, Dave Hebeda even plays in a band!
Dave Hebeda loves sharing his musical talent and encourages anyone to pick up a guitar and learn how to play. In order to help others enjoy one of his favorite things to do, Dave Hebeda is here to offer some guitar playing tips for beginners.
- Make sure your guitar feels right in your hands. Guitars come in various shapes and sizes and it is important to make sure you are using one that is comfortable for you to play.
- Learning how to change your guitar strings correctly. Over time, guitar strings begin to wear, which can compromise their sound and ability to stay in tune. How often you change your guitar strings will depend on how much you play, but it is still good to know how to do so yourself so that an old or broken string doesn’t stop you from playing.
- Many people complain of their fingers hurting when they first start playing guitar, but this feeling is typically temporary because it goes away once calluses begin to develop on their fingers. The more often you play the faster the calluses will build and the more comfortable you’ll be while playing.
- Finding a good guitar teacher can make all of the difference. It is possible to teach yourself with guitar lessons online and books, but a high-quality guitar teacher will show you proper technique and will certainly help speed up the learning curve.
- Before taking part in long playing sessions, stretch and warm up your hands and fingers. This not only will help you avoid injury and hand/finger cramps, it can also improve your guitar playing.
- Learn the various parts of your guitar and what each of them does. Understanding how your guitar is constructed can help you learn how to manipulate its sound in unique ways.
- Don’t overdo your guitar playing. If you begin to experience discomfort or pain in your hands, take a break and resume later.
- Go to live shows and pick up on techniques. Seeing other musicians up close and personal can be inspiring and educational.