Dave Byers

What is your best practice tip? Learning scales, chords etc

Saturday, October 21, 2017

My favorite tip for learning most anything: a new song, solo, chord changes, scales etc is this:



Start “stupid slow.” Stupid slow?...

Should a guitarist learn to read music or tabs?

Friday, October 13, 2017

Should a guitarist learn to read music?Should a guitar player learn to read music?

There has certainly been many cases where a guitarist or...

ShouldI learn acoustic or electric guitar first?

Friday, October 13, 2017

Should I learn acoustic or electric guitar first?People often wonder if they should start on acoustic or electric guitar first. As a guitarists and instructor...

What should I look for when buying a new guitar?

Friday, October 13, 2017

What should I look for when buying a guitar acoustic or electric?I've sold tons of guitars and am the buyer of our items at our music store. Have been...

What is it like to own a music store?

Friday, October 13, 2017

What is it like to own a music store?Having owned a music store since 1998 I'm asked: "What is it like to own a music store?"

Utterly fantastic!...

Why can some people compose / write music and others can't?

Friday, October 13, 2017

Why can some people compose music and some can't?Writing music is like anything, It's all about your passion. Some folks passion is to climb mountains,...

My fingers hurt when I play the guitar.

Friday, October 13, 2017

My fingers hurt when I play guitar. Am I doing sometihng wrong / should I stop?Welcome to the club! lol! So your fingers hurt when you started learning...

Is it impossible for some people to not be good at music or the guitar specifically?

Friday, October 13, 2017

Is it impossible for some people to be good at guitar / music?I own a music store and I get this kind of question a lot. Or the statement "I don't have...

What kind / brand of guitar should I buy?

Friday, October 13, 2017

What kind of guitar should I buy?I get asked "What kind of guitar should I buy?" a good bit.

Your first guitar or additional? I'll assume...

How do you make bass and guitar parts more interesting?

Friday, October 13, 2017

How do you make bass parts or guitar parts more interesting?How do I make my guitar parts or bass lines more interesting? "More interesting" is kinda...