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8 Best Pieces of Musical Advice Ever

Updated: Jun 19, 2023


Hi fam,

I was recently reminiscing about some of the people who’ve had a big impact on me musically throughout my life. Once I started going down this rabbit hole, I figured I would write down some things they said that helped me progress on the guitar.

All this reflection led me to create this video called “The 8 Best Pieces of Musical Advice Ever.” Of course, these aren’t the best 8 pieces of musical advice in the world. They are just the ones that had a profound effect on me. You can help make this even better by leaving the best pieces of musical advice you’ve received over the years in the comments below the video.


Here are the 8 pieces of musical advice. Of course, we go into more detail on each one in the video. Thanks for watching, Nate


"If you are serious about guitar and you don't

have the fretboard memorized cold, you are

kidding yourself"

- Joe Satriani



"You are responsible for your own musicianship"

- Randy Snyder



"Learn how chords work and learn chords"

- Mr. Stringer



"Always apply everything to music"

- John Petrucci



"If you are a music major and are not practicing

at least an hour a day, you are kidding yourself"

- Jeff Gleason



"Sing whatever you play"

- Random Guitar Center Customer



"If you can't hear it in your head or sing it, then

you can't play it"

- Hal Galper



"Just start learning to go up and down the

7th chords"

- Cesar Gil




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Tammy Anderson
Tammy Anderson
2023年6月20日

I have experienced and agree with 2, 5, 6, and 7. I haven't always practiced them consistently I can still attest to the validity. Watching this makes me realize I need to spend more time in becoming very, very acquainted with the make-up of chords rather than just memorizing how to play it.

いいね!

Helene
Helene
2023年6月17日

These are excellent points to remember. I have been following you for quite some time and I know that you definitely apply these. I am grateful for all that I have learned since starting to follow you in 2016 Nate. You have a gift for teaching and for inspiring others. With Chelsea, the two of you make an awesome team and are so inspiring!

いいね!
不明なメンバー
2023年6月20日
返信先

Thanks so much for the encouragement and kind worlds Helene. :D

いいね!

Michelle in PSL
Michelle in PSL
2023年6月13日

My personal favs have been:

- Pick up the guitar for 10 minutes every day. 10 minutes can turn into 100 once you get started.

- Accuracy is better than speed. Practice slowly. Speed up when you're ready. If you start to make mistakes, slow back down and begin again.

- Practice does not make perfect. But perfect practice makes progress.

いいね!
不明なメンバー
2023年6月20日
返信先

You are exactly right about these Michelle.

いいね!
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