One of the big difficulties, I think when you learn to play the guitar accompaniment is first to find and then succeed in setting the pace.
My guitar teacher m learned a lot about guitar playing, and I even thought I learned to play well if it's not a particular thing.Indeed there is a very important quality that I had to acquire, to be able to go after this subject of guitar accompaniment.I had to really feel the need in my life to play, whether as an amateur, or as a professional, with another instrument and a group of other musicians or friends. I really felt this need from the moment I started to know how to play the guitar solo, alone at home with the help of my teacher.
The need to play as an accompaniment
It's already so enjoyable to just sit and play at home alone of the guitar without accompaniment. However without any point of reference to synchronize his rhythm of play, I quickly realized that my rhythm and my tempo fluctuated often. Especially when I started to register to listen to my game defects. It was from this moment that I really felt the need to play another guitar or drums accompaniment. started to learn the styles of music that actually depend on cross-playing between group members.
The benefit of accompaniment
In fact I realized that playing with other musicians is for me the ultimate goal. However, I had to improve my game on my own before being able to play in a group.A key point for me is to train regularly to the accompanying game exercises and the metronome to get the most pleasure.
For me to play the guitar of accompaniment has two huge advantages:
- I am able to play alone when no one is available to join me.
- I am obliged to play in time and rhythm if I am accompanied by a soundtrack or a metronome.
The discovery of the CoachGuitar application
First and foremost I began by playing over recordings of songs from my iPhone, while making sure to choose songs adapted to my level .. Not so obvious in fine .. Then I used CoachGuitar application that offers audio tracks without the guitar which is obviously a plus for this kind of exercise.The tracks in question are perfect because they usually use drums, bass, piano, rhythm guitars, and even voice. There are generic tracks with typical chord progressions and grooves common to rock, blues, country, funk and jazz, and songs based on specific songs like Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train", "Wonderful Tonight". Eric Clapton etc. But I find it less fun because we do not appeal to his deep emotions, I think. To go back to CoachGuitar the advantage in my opinion is that all tracks are recorded professionally using real instruments and others are programmed to the same extent. using a software.