Looking for a GREAT Father’s Day gift? If Dad plays the guitar, then you’re in luck. We’ve assembled a list of the 5 best ideas for guitar playing dads.
5. METHOD BOOKS
Consider getting Dad a guitar method book, so he can learn all the RIGHT skills the RIGHT way. Playing by ear is fine but it’s so important to know how and why to put certain notes and chords together. A little musical theory and lessons in proper technique go a long way to teaching the most efficient and logical way to play a riff or a song, so those skills can carry over to other songs. Check out www.HalLeonard.com for a large selection of these products.
4. INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS
Buy him an instructional video featuring one of his favorite guitarists. What better way to encourage Dad to improve his skills than by getting him instructional lessons from one of his idols! There’s nothing like watching and emulating your favorite guitarist’s techniques and ultimately mastering those same patterns.
3. NEW STRINGS
Dad could always use a multi-pack of strings for his favorite guitar. Strings sound great when they’re new. But the more they’re played, the more stretched and oxidized they become, compromising sound quality over time. Keeping those strings fresh and sounding great will keep Dad inspired to play more. Check out D’Addario for a large selection of great strings.
2. FANTASY ROCK CAMP
Consider enrolling Dad in a fantasy rock camp like www.RockCamp.com so he can eat, sleep and live guitar. And rock-out along with some of his musical idols! How cool is that!
1. STORAGE RACKS & STANDS
Whether Dad is an amateur musician or vintage collector, GuitarStorage.com stands, case racks and wall mounts make a really unique, high-quality, and space-saving gift. Moms also LOVE the fact that these products help to better organize a crowded house and put an end to scuffed walls. Check out these rave reviews and see for yourself.