Choosing a Music Style for Guitar Authored by Kevin Wimer 01/5/2016 JamPlay, LLC Guitar Lessons Articles Genres Choosing a Music Style for Guitar Tweet Style refers to a certain music genre or also a certain style of play within a genre. You may decide that your favorite type of music to play is classic rock. However, within the classic rock genre, there are literally hundreds of different styles you can play. Take a look at some popular classic rock bands & think about how different they all sound. Just because they're all "classic rock"Â doesn't mean that they are required to sound alike.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe main categorization of style refers to the actual music genres such as rock, classic rock, bluegrass, country, metal, etc. Style choice isn't necessarily something you have to decide & then stick with for the rest of your life. A lot of people will pick up a style, decide it's not for them and move on to something else. \r\n\r\nEach different genre provides its own challenges and obstacles. If you feel that you are comfortable, try out a few lessons from another genre and see how you can handle it. You might find yourself humbled a bit!\r\n\r\nWe recommend starting out with the genre you are most familiar with. This will get you a good start because you will be motivated & excited to learn. Once you've developed a grasp of that style, then you should attempt to master other styles. Once you are able to become fluent in a number of styles, the techniques & music influence from each style will mesh into your own personal creations.\r\n\r\nMost peoples' style choice tendencies are based upon their current listening trends. Once you've gained a good grasp of your starting genre, we suggest browsing the different genres with an open mind. You may think bluegrass is boring if you're a heavy metal fan. However, once you learn the scales, progressions, and the formation process of the music you might develop a new appreciation for it. From there you might enjoy not only listening to it, but playing it.\r\n\r\nWith DVDs, books, and other music lesson websites you aren't given a wide range of instructors to choose from. Often times you will be stuck with one instructor and limited to learning only his/her style. With our model, you can browse multiple instructors across different genres/styles and get a taste of everything. Ultimately, your guitar playing will be the result of dozens of peoples' styles mixed.