Dave Byers

I'd like to learn to play the guitar (whatever musical instrument) where do I start?

Monday, May 21, 2018

I'd like to learn to play the guitar (whatever musical instrument) where do I start?

Great! I'm excited that you see the joy in music. I started...

Work on your melody before your lyrics

Monday, May 14, 2018

Work on your melodies before the lyrics. 

When I get an idea for a song I’ll write down and record on my phone as much I can. I want to completely...

What should I look for in buying an acoustic guitar?

Thursday, May 10, 2018

"What should I look for while buying an acoustic guitar?"

This is a question I get a good bit so I’ll share my input with you here. 

Guitar picks, do I use thin, medium, or heavy?

Friday, March 30, 2018

Guitar picks, do I use thin, medium, or heavy?

I started in 1979 with a real thin pick. I then went to medium which led to heavy. Usually,...

What’s best or fastest way of learning how to play guitar?

Friday, March 30, 2018

What’s best or fastest way of learning how to play guitar?

Music lessons by a reputable guitar teacher in person. Mom & dad hooke dme up with...

Should I give up piano and violin because of child prodigies?

Friday, March 30, 2018

Should I give up piano and violin because of child prodigies? As I watch them, it makes me feel like somewhat insignificant.



Quit?...

How do I use scales to make solos?

Friday, March 23, 2018

How do I use scales to make solos in music?

When you learn scales, you learn the musical vocabulary. Like when you were young, you learned...

Why do guitar players go on so much about Jimi Hendrix?

Thursday, March 22, 2018

What’s so special about Jimi Hendrix?



Jimi was simply ahead of his time. Now you hear tons of people playing like that and think...

Is music theory all that big of a deal?

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Is music theory all that big a deal really?

Kids learn to talk mimicking those around them. Parents etc. will help them some but they could...

Which guitar should I get?

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Should I get a tratocaster, Les Paul or something else?

Neither is better, they’re just different. 99.5% of it or any guitar is all on the...