Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Nils Lofgren: Talent not necessary for learning guitar

Nils Lofgren has urged those who do not feel talented enough to play guitar not to quit learning the instrument.
Great deals on musical instruments

Electric guitar player Nils Lofgren has said people should not be put off learning the instrument because it is hard work.

The musician, who has been part of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band for 25 years, stated that many people do not pick up a guitar because they feel they have no talent or rhythm.

However, he told the Fender website that these are not essential attributes for would-be guitarists, as there are plenty of guitar tricks that can easily be mastered.

"I show people things to do with one finger every lesson that require no practice and no talent," Lofgren commented.

He stated that it is important to teach learner guitarists the "fun stuff" more than technically demanding playing techniques.

This, he said, is important to stop people getting frustrated and abandoning their interest in learning an instrument.

Lofgren added that the one-finger exercises allow people to leave his guitar tutorials feeling happy and accomplished.

Buy an electric guitar nowADNFCR-2133-ID-19426015-ADNFCR

Posted on 26 Oct 2009 16:00 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Using the feedback from the guitar player community Walrus Audio have devised a new and improved pedal that eliminates the pitfalls of its predecessor.

22 Jun 2017 16:09
thumbnail

Featuring a brand new update to the original firmware, KORG's Gadget receives a complete makeover as well a brand new 'lite' version.

5 Jun 2017 16:34
thumbnail

Designed to accompany your horror scores and incite incalculable fear into audience's hearts, Thrill promises nail-biting suspense and heart-wrenching horror

2 Jun 2017 15:44
thumbnail

Releasing a limited run of guitar picks and straps, D'Addario are celebrating the iconic Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band's 50th Anniversary in style.

1 Jun 2017 16:46
thumbnail

The latest from Roland's Future Redefined, the Blues Cube British EL84 Modified and MS-3 Multi Effects Switcher set the guitar community alight in anticipation

1 Jun 2017 13:08
thumbnail

A new take on an old classic, TC-Helicon's latest pedal lets you weave expressive guitar solos and blistering riffs with an exciting and otherworldly tone.

31 May 2017 17:06

Recent Music News

thumbnail

After the release of the Hall of Fame 2 and Pipeline Tap Tremolo Pedals, TC Electronic's Flashback 2 promises for unprecedented expression and otherworldly tone.

21 Jun 2017 15:29
thumbnail

Looking to get that perfect take? M-Audio's M-Track 2X2 Vocal Studio Pro gives you professional standard recording capabilities in a robust and compact format.

20 Jun 2017 15:01
thumbnail

The first synth entries of the Roland's 'Future Redefined', the FA-07 Workstation and SE-02 Synthesizer promise the user complete expression and onboard versatility.

20 Jun 2017 08:48
thumbnail

Boasting the best of days gone by the Eric Clapton Signature Strat expresses classic Fender personality completed by a number of quirky modern tidbits.

19 Jun 2017 16:32
thumbnail

You've seen ROLI's Seaboard Grand and you've seen their Blocks controllers... prepare yourself for the most innovative pairing this summer.

8 Jun 2017 12:00
thumbnail

Building upon the success of their Cutlass entries, Music Man take a tried and tested favourite and make it more versatile than ever with an extra pickup.

6 Jun 2017 16:08