I’m sure that you just like I have always felt the desire to become the great Rock Star performer that you have constantly seen on your TV or many concerts. I know that you at some point in your life have thought about that kind of spotlight or popularity that comes with being a performer which has a way of making you feel so powerful that makes thousands of people sing your songs or scream your name out loud at the top of their lungs. You may even have started to improve your skills and your performing abilities and working towards that dream tirelessly and it may leave you waiting for that opportunity to pop up so you can unleash all that tremendous amount of creative force and create your own audience, your own show, your own unique style and bestow upon them with so much class.
You probably have some iconic performers that you hold dear to your heart and you use them as a role model, just as I have a deep appreciation of Eric Clapton and think of myself what would I do if I was equipped with his abilities and wasn’t as popular as him. Like what would be my next move? I think of that every time I pick up my Hummingbird and strum it tirelessly until the late hours of the night which lead to many early hours of the morning and until my neighbors start complaining. In spite of being consistently in love with my guitar or working hard to improve my skills, playing around a couple of bars and covering some of the mainstream radio hits, won’t result in giving me a career as a guitarist or a musician. It doesn’t work that easy, even though sometimes I wish it would. If you too are passionate about having a career as a guitar player then I’ll lend you some tips that may be useful to know before you begin this journey filled with emotions and endless adventure.
The life long journey of making a career of being a guitar player, contrary to popular belief is not about “What you should do!” but rather it’s all about “Who should you become”
I’ll list some of the tips that I myself have found to be useful into becoming the best version of Eric Clapton myself.
- Get yourself a good acoustic guitar. Learning the basics with an acoustic guitar is not that hard if you put in the work needed. There are many types of acoustic guitars, but if you are just starting out i recommend you look for some acoustic guitars under $200
- Set some Goals: Imagine what you want to become write that down and then look for ways you can get there…
- Write them down: List them down, by listing them down you now have a clear picture of what to do on a daily basis, that way you’re going to make a step towards your goal
- Dream big and start small, Make sure that you set yourself a BIG goal and break it down into smaller goals which you can execute them on daily basis. Narrow them down one by one and start working on them.
- Don’t get discouraged: it doesn’t really matter how small the steps you take are or how slow you’re going, this career is mostly about the journey, not the destination, so as long as you’re keeping up with your goals you’re going to find yourself more driven and more skillful when you’re going to look back on your progress a week or a year from now.