Last Updated on July 9, 2020 by GuitarsCamp
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If you’re planning to start learning guitar, it can be pretty overwhelming. You have to figure out where and how to learn and what kind of stuff you want to learn And of Course what guitar you should get first acoustic or electric or classical and what Size.
We’re here to help you through it!
Your first guitar 4 Steps Guide :
Purpose and Budget
Before you think about brand names or body styles, consider what you are going to use the guitar for, and how much money you have to spend on one.
If you’re a beginner, there is no point in buying something expensive. 200-400$ are enough.
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Acoustic or electric
There is no right or wrong answer, its depend on what music genre you like to play the most. For example, if you want to play metal you can choose Ibanez, Jackson or Sechter Electric guitars.
But If it’s your first guitar, then better pick an acoustic. You’ll be able to start playing right away, without any accessories.
Acoustic guitars work best with most styles of play; electric guitars tend to favor certain playing styles based on the guitar’s design.
Beside acoustic guitar is harder to play and will make your hands and fingers stronger much more quickly because the heavier gauge strings which require slightly firmer picking and fingering.
If you’re interested in rock, metal, jazz or punk, you’ll want to consider buying an electric. Just remember that an electric guitar will also require an amplifier, instrument cables and other accessories.
but wait-there is more electric guitars tends to have a ton of variations in wood type, body style, and amplification pickups.
And Of course, the various complications of amplification and electronics. It might be an unnecessary hassle and distraction for a person who has just begun learning the instrument.
Electric guitars require to put more focus on ‘muting’ techniques among other things just to keep string noise and other unwanted sounds at bay when all you’ll want to do sometimes is just play a simple tune.
Select the right size guitar
Guitars are not a one-size-fits-all! Picking the correct size is most important because if you are uncomfortable playing, then you will have less motivation to pick it up and play.
*And will make it difficult for you to make the proper reach with both the right and left hands. Having your arm raised as high as your shoulder to reach over the guitar can become uncomfortable and at worst painful.
Electric guitars are much smaller than acoustic guitars and classical guitars but you do need to consider the extra weight (5-6 KG) which can be difficult for children to handle under 12.
-Go to different guitar shops, take your time and try as many guitars as you can. Hear and feel the guitar!!!! Does the neck feel comfortable in your hand? How heavy is the guitar? does it have the sound you’re looking for?! Etc….
-Play Every Guitar in the price range and find out what fits you the most.
-Research on the internet, read reviews on Amazon, Musicians friend, Ultimate-guitar, and Blogs.
-Ask other guitarists if you now some, get more and more information about it!
The more you know, the better!
Playing the guitar well is not about strength but about control. As you watch any professional musician you will notice how they appear to effortlessly finesse their instrument. The easiest guitar to play is the one you are truly interested in.
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