If you are into guitar you know that there are limitless resources online. Whether you are just starting out or you are a seasoned player there is literally something for everyone. I think the one thing that I love to see more than anything is guitar players and teachers building each other up.
There are endless YouTube channels and Instagram pages that are either teaching guitar or simply showcasing ideas and skills. Whatever your flavor is, you can find something to satisfy your pallet. Social media platforms have become the ideal place to showcase your skills as a musician. Notice that first line of that sentence. Social media, is meant to be social. It isn’t solely meant for putting up content in hopes of getting a gig or finding a student. We as musicians of all walks of life should be building one another up no matter the skill set. A lot of people on Instagram are simply showing their progress as new guitar players and some are seasoned professionals. I believe that we should be building up guitar players of all skill levels within the community. If we start looking at these platforms as places that we can build up and encourage people I think we would see a huge shift in the community. These platforms are built to be self satisfying, meaning that they encourage us to post and check our phones constantly for likes and comments.
Instead of picking up our phones to check on views, likes, and comments we picked up our phones with the sole purpose of building other guitar players up. I am a firm believer in adding value and encouraging guitar players and musicians wherever they are in their musical journey. One comment to a beginner can mean way more and have a huge impact that you or I may never see. Let’s attempt to be a light in the self satisfying world of these social platforms. I can promise you that adding a positive or encouraging comment on someone’s video will only add to your own happiness as well as impact on the world.
I challenge you to make a positive or encouraging comment on 3 accounts next week. Try it out and let me know how it went. Have a great week and check out our latest lesson on our YouTube channel.