Playing live is definitely a different skill to learn than practicing in your practice room. There are many different things going on when playing live which take a bit of getting used to, and you can practice these areas to get used it before you go to the next gig, jam, or studio session. Click here to start Practicing For Playing Live.
Carl Verheyen (pronounced Ver-high-in) is the number one session guitarist in Los Angeles, a member of the band Supertramp, and runs his own band, the Carl Verheyen Band. In June I was in Los Angeles and caught up with him at Village Recorders in Santa Monica where he was working on and producing an album for Felipe Tarantino.
In June 2018 I was in Los Angeles and caught up with the amazing guitarist Carl Verheyen (pronounced Ver-high-in) at Village Recorders where he was working on and producing an album for Chilean singer and guitarist Felipe Tarantino. Carl, has been the number one session guitarist in Los Angeles for a long time, is also a member of the band Supertramp, and runs his own band, the Carl Verheyen Band, which he is spending more time with now.
Here is an introductory lesson into Travis picking, made famous by the legendary country guitar picker Merle Travis. The difference between Travis picking and regular finger-picking is the use of alternating and/or descending bass notes played by the thumb. Click here to learn more about Travis Picking.
Many guitarists think learning simple melodies is a waste of time, but the benefits of doing this is not only fun, but your song writing, soloing, and general musicianship will improve so much you will feel it going through the roof in no time. Click the link to get started Learning Simple Melodies