If there is one skill that guitarists should develop more than anything else, what would it be? Most people will tell you things such as rhythm (great answer, but not correct), dexterity (good, but not right) or maybe theory (agree to an extent). But the one thing guitarists should truly focus on is something which no one will tell you.
The single most important thing is to always be developing is your aural skills.
The Cure for Everything
Yes, you heard it right. Of course, you should develop all the skills mentioned above as well as many others, but your aural skills encompass everything:
- Do you have bad rhythm? It’s your aural skills that will help to first identify this and then guide you to fix it.