Lead guitarist can be a dream of lights, cheering fans, adoring groupies, dynamic stage presence and insanely good music. Becoming a skilled guitarist requires practise, equipment, inspiration and faith in self. Whether playing on stage or in front of a mirror, internal energy can be released through the guitar and inner emotions can flow into the music. Joan Jett said “my guitar is not a thing. It is an extension of myself. It is who I am.”