Great musicians, do tend to have some specific personal qualities in them. Those qualities divide them from the crowd. Every music lover has some specific choice of instrument and music. Many like to follow their favorite drummer, many like to follow their favorite vocalist. They’re also a large number of people who like to follow the melodious group of acoustic guitarists. In this tutorial, I am gonna tell you what are the top 7 great qualities that successful acoustic guitar professionals possess.
Qualities of a Good Guitarist
Here are seven great qualities that almost every successful acoustic guitar professional may possess.
#1 Charming personality
Acoustic guitar professionals are like a vessel. A vessel that contains strong aroma of souls and emotions. They want to cheer everyone around them. They don’t think them as a higher person. With their magnificent skills, they want everyone around them to relax and enjoy the great aroma of music. Like famous acoustic guitarist from Mississippi, Robert Johnson. Mainly was known for his great works between the year 1929 to 1938 had a great personality. On his very short but crafted career, he showed his mark of excellence in his 29 great songs. In his very short career, he was highly bullied with racism and negligence. But for even once, he didn’t show any hate for those people. Instead of that, he poured his entire energy on his musical career.
#2 Unique style of play
Every great acoustic guitarist has shown an iconic play style. With an Iconic unique play style, they could be easily be identified from the heavy crowd of musicians. Like famous acoustic guitarist Thomas Emmanuel, who have no knowledge about the traditional way of reading and writing music notes on paper, he showed a great skill in his dazzling musical career. In his early life, Thomas tried to follow the play style of another great acoustic guitarist, Chet Atkins. But soon he realized that he needs his own style and his own vibe in each track. With a great amount of time and practice, Thomas Emmanuel has introduced us to a great unique play style.
#3 Hard work & Dedication
For anything in human life, we need to work hard for a better result. Like as a successful acoustic guitarist, they have to work at least for a couple hundred hours for a great set of tracks. They have to forget about the rest of their lives. Without hard work, there won’t going to be a better result. Like a great craftsman, every great musician needs time and soul to craft a great song. When you hear the famous song J’attendrai by world-famous guitarist Django Reinhardt (from Liberchies, Pont-à-Celles, Belgium) and Stéphane Grappelli (from Paris, France) can you tell that acoustic guitarist Django Reinhardt had only two good working fingers on his left hand? With much lighting fast reflexes and charming notes, we can’t even tell the difference. That’s the power of Hard work and dedication.
#4 Fluency in both major and minor pentatonic scales
What’s the main difference between a professional acoustic guitarist and an amateur guitarist? Versatility and fluency in both major and minor pentatonic scales. Many amateur acoustic guitarists often fail to change notes in a critical situation. That’s why they fail to shine. For example, take the C note, now think that you have to bend the C note slightly half step up and change it to C#. Now, this may also sound very easy to you, but in some complex situation, many acoustic guitarists fail to show quick reflexes. Also switching between major and minor pentatonic is a hell of a deal! You need to be much smoother with the flow. Most of the acoustic guitar professionals have maintained this with a great care.
#5 Punctuality & Time management
There was a common saying that time is money. That’s way too accurate for the modern era of the music industry. You have to be agile as a cheetah to catch up with great deals. You always have to be ready for the right moment. Most of the professional acoustic guitarist was highly known for their punctuality attitude and time management skills. Acoustic guitar professionals always keep up their time for a better performance and for a better life. They always keep up their fine schedule for a better healthy life.
#6 Soulful delivery
It’s not about the music, it’s not about the money. What are the real matters that you pour your soul in the track? We don’t recognize musicians by their name or their social status. We recognize them by their music. A successful acoustic guitar professional was mainly known for their soulful delivery in each track. Their melodies are like a life force, the life force that encourages us to live, to breath and releases the anxiety and stress from our life.
Almost every successful acoustic guitar professional was well-known for another great personality trait, modesty. True musicians don’t have any hunger for money or fame. They tend to play for their self and their soul. They love their music. They show love and affection with their music. Music is like another language for them to express their deeper emotions and thought.
Like one of the most recent and well-known professional guitarist and musician Ed Sheeran (from Framlingham, Suffolk, England) doesn’t become famous and successful suddenly. He used to be a humble street musician. He used to play on various streets and in front of various malls. He didn’t have any serious hunger for money and fame. He only became famous with his bright, detailed lyrics and peaceful guitar notes. Even though he is famous and rich now, he still shows the same modest attitude like he was before. So likewise, every successful acoustic guitar professional has shown a great sign of modesty in their respected life.
People just don’t come to this world with talent, they have to harness their skills and have to dedicate their lives to further success. Like as any successful acoustic guitar professional, they only became successful in their life for their hard work and behavior toward life.