He was frequently asked for advice from other guitar players on how to improve their playing and techniques. He would always respond with the same pointers on keeping things simple, and to put passion into it. I'll be honest with you - I didn't think many people truly believed that was the most essential aspect.

I believe he was constantly trying to make us aware of it over the years through autographs and interviews. He'd sign his name and sometimes include one of his most famous quotes.

Always Play Her With A Feelin'
It's not a coincidence. He knew that many guitar players were talented and maybe even comprehending books on music theory, but few had the most important piece of the puzzle: feeling.

When you play with feeling, it really doesn't matter what you play. You can make simple riffs sound amazing, just as long as you put your heart into it.

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