A man and boy sit in an old house crowded with furniture, sunlight, and dust.
A guitar rests on the boy’s knee. Tiny fingers grip and pluck the strings. The man is nodding, rocking as the boy plays.
The man is Jack White — of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, and The Dead Weather fame. The boy is his son. This scene is part of the documentary It Might Get Loud.
As Jack White teaches his son to play guitar, he says:
You have to fight the guitar … And you have to win.
That’s an incredible piece of advice for playing guitar. And it’s some of the best writing advice … ever.