One of the biggest misconceptions surrounding guitar playing is that you have to spend countless hours playing scales and exercises before you are able to play the fun stuff like songs, riffs, and licks. While scales and exercises certainly help your technique, muscle memory, comfort on the fretboard, and rhythm, wouldn’t it be nice if you could just start playing songs right away?
Acoustic Life is a website dedicated to helping acoustic guitar players learn how to play the guitar online. We also have gear reviews, guitar tips and tricks, and interviews with famous acoustic guitar players like Tommy Emmanuel. One of the most recent additions to Acoustic Life is a free beginning guitar course called the 30 Days to Play Challenge.
The 30 Days to Play Challenge is designed to help beginning guitar players learn to play acoustic guitar quickly, efficiently, and in a fun way. Each lesson is designed to help you achieve your best acoustic life, thanks to expert guitar teacher Tony Polecastro. Be sure to sign up for the 30 Days to Play Challenge today!
If you are looking for a more comprehensive and structured way to learn the guitar, be sure to request an invite to Tony’s Acoustic Challenge. This online guitar learning platform will give you access to enhanced 30 Days to Play content, as well as fresh, new daily exercises and lessons to help you learn the guitar or get out of a practicing rut. We also have a robust online community to help you learn to play guitar online every step of the way. Request an invite to Tony’s Acoustic Challenge today to start your online guitar learning journey.
How to Play the Blues on Acoustic Guitar
Playing the blues on an acoustic guitar is one of the quickest ways you can start playing songs on the guitar while still learning fundamental guitar basics. That’s why 30 Days to Play starts you off learning the blues. Think of it as a mini blues guitar lesson that will propel your growth. It will also while keeping you engaged and interested by yielding fun, practical results!
Playing the blues starts with understanding a fundamental rhythm: a shuffle rhythm. While some styles of blues use shuffles, boogies, or even waltz rhythms, most rely on a shuffle rhythm and feel. Once you feel comfortable understanding and playing a shuffle rhythm on guitar, we’ll talk about how to play blues basslines on guitar. While it may sound intimidating, Tony’s years of experience and knowledge about acoustic guitar playing makes it easy to understand. After the blues bass lines lesson, you’ll learn how to put all of your newfound guitar playing skills together to play a boogie shuffle. Sounds pretty fun, right?
Being able to play blues guitar through our blues guitar lessons will give you an excellent foundation in your acoustic journey. Whether you are interested in flatpicking and bluegrass or you want to discover more about the blues, you can start your acoustic guitar journey by joining the 30 Days to Play Challenge.
Created for beginning guitar players, the 30 Days to Play Challenge will give you the skills you need to start playing acoustic guitar right away. We’ll cover everything from the blues to playing your first solo on acoustic guitar. Regardless of what skill level you’re at, we’re sure you’ll find helpful, constructive, and fun lessons in our 30 Days to Play Challenge. What are you waiting for? Sign up today to start your 30 days!