In my opinion, control play is a good thing. Some people are so conditioned to play that they literally cannot sit down and have a thought without putting it on the table.
No, you play it like you’re playing the piano. The only way to experience control play is to play a complicated piece for a couple of hours and then slowly move it around in your mind until you can play it without stopping to think, and then you can move on to the next piece. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this.
Control play is a nice way to play while you watch TV, not to mention that it allows you to get more exercise in than just your computer. And, as we all know, exercise is good for us.
And, like all great pieces, control play always gives us a great deal of practice.
It’s great for making music. It’s great for making music you love. And it can be great for making music you hate. We all hate different things, and we tend to share a wide variety of opinions on those things. If you hate a song, you play it, and you sing along until it stops being your personal taste. When you hear one of ours, you’ll probably just want to play it instead.
We’ve all played “control play” in our heads when we’ve wanted to sing along to a song just to prove to ourselves that we still remember it. It makes me happy. It makes me sad. Its weird. And just like any other great piece, control play is only as good as your ability to control it. When you’re able to completely control a piece of music, it’s incredible.
It’s funny to hear a song youve played for yourself in the past on the radio and realize it, like, totally sounds just like the song you were listening to when you were 6 and didn’t know better.
There are two types of control play. A deliberate and an accidental one. You can control a song through notes you choose, or you can use the guitar strings to manipulate the notes. The guitar strings control the song with a few simple strum commands, or you can use your thumb to manipulate the chords on your guitar. But the trick is that you wont be able to use your thumb to manipulate the chords without knowing the whole song.
The intentional control play is when you’re playing the song but you don’t know the entire song, you only know the lyrics. It’s the same as when you use your fingers to move the notes on a piano. But you can’t move a note unless you know what chord it’s under.
This is the part where I talk about how I like to play songs. And since the concept of how you can play a song is not a new thing, I’ll do it here. In order to manipulate the chords on your guitar there are two simple things you need to know. The first is how to hold the guitar in your hand and how to hold the other strings below your knuckles. The second is how to play the chords.