As you probably heard on the Ritchie Valens tribute video I overdubbed a few solos for a few songs. They came out okay, I guess. As you can hear, I did a little shredding in the “La Bamba” song. I’m not the best lead guitarist in the world but would like to get there and am working on it and learning. I still got a lot of work to do.
I think I’m going to take a break from learning covers so I can focus on songwriting and improving my lead guitar chops. That’s why I’m trying to learn music theory and stuff so I can get better at guitar solos. In order to master the art of improvising, you need to learn music theory. Music theory not only helps you become a better lead guitarist, it’ll also help you with rhythm guitar and songwriting. I’m not an expert at music theory yet but getting there and getting the hang of it. It’s all easy stuff to learn really, it’s just challenging to memorize it all.
I just wanna become a good well-rounded guitarist. I don’t ever want to be labeled as a virtuoso or anything ’cause I don’t think I’m even that. I just wanna play good guitar like my heroes: Jimmy Page, Joe Satriani, and Jimi Hendrix. I admire a lot of musicians but those three are my favorite. They are the reasons why I do what I do.
Some of you may ask if I’ve been playing guitar this long, how come I don’t have any full band experience? I’ll admit, I have very little full band experience. I’m just not rushing myself. Taking my slow time. I don’t take myself serious. I just like playing guitar and having fun.
I don’t live under the delusion of trying to get loved by everybody which is rare in music. I’m just happy what I do and that’s a good attitude to have.