Al Barrett’s Philosophy

Music has been an integral part of Al Barrett’s life since he began taking guitar lessons at age 13. Although he specializes in playing guitar….acoustic, electric, and bass….he is a highly skilled musician with in-depth knowledge and understanding of all facets of music.

Some guitarists do not read music or have much knowledge of music theory, yet they can be skilled, expressive players whose knowledge is based on memorization of chords, licks and other playing techniques. Other guitarists rigorously study music theory along with techniques for skilled playing, and can also be expressive players. No matter which approach is followed, a good guitarist must invest a great deal of time into practice.

Al believes that a balance of both these approaches is ideal to truly embrace the power of music, in what he calls “the best of both worlds”.

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