In this free acoustic guitar video lesson from the folks over at JamPlay, instructor Miche Fambro teaches how using dynamics can greatly enhance your guitar playing.
Before you watch the video, its probably a good idea to better understand what dynamics are exactly. In short, dynamics are how loud or soft you play, but as Miche goes on to explain in the video tutorial below, there is more to it than that. Dynamics can also refer to other variations in a particular piece like tempo for instance.
By nature, humans need variety, and that is especially true with music. Imagine you could only listen to one style of music at only one particular volume and tempo over and over again. It would get kind of dull or perhaps even irritating right? That is why some of the best songs that were ever written are also some of the most dynamic songs ever written.
Some great dynamic songs that come to mind are “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin, “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd, “A Day in the Life” by The Beatles, “Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys.. The list goes on and on. Go ahead and listen to those songs if you haven’t already. Just head over to YouTube and type those songs in the search and you will find them. Just listening to those songs alone will give you a better idea of what dynamics are all about.
Watch how Miche Fambro demonstrates the effectiveness of dynamics in the video below using one of his songs. Then, take what you have learned and try to apply it to your playing. Enjoy!
Enhancing Guitar Playing by Using Dynamics
A big thanks to the folks over at Jamplay for sharing this awesome video guitar lesson.
JamPlay is a membership only service which broadcasts high-definition video guitar lessons. They teach by “lesson set” instead of just flopping out a ton of small video clips. They start with the very basics like tuning your guitar, finger placement, and basic chords, and move on to finger-picking, palm muting, hammer ons, pull offs, and many more advanced topics as you progress through the lessons. When you have time, I highly recommend you check them out! Click here to visit JamPlay.