Choosing The Right Guitar

Electric Acoustic

Motivation is a key part of learning any instrument so it is vital that you choose a guitar that interests you. As often happens many people┬ámistakenly purchase an inexpensive acoustic guitar when they may really want a decent electric guitar. Buying a cheap acoustic guitar may save you money but it will almost certainly lead to you quitting, as the poor quality makes it physically much harder to play along with the fact it’s not what you really wanted in the first place.

So you will need to take your time, and choose wisely.

The technical approach for the electric, acoustic or classical guitar are totally different. In other words, if you master the acoustic guitar it will not necessarily translate well to the electric guitar.The next time you go to a concert or watch videos of your favorite bands and performers, you can notice that the technical way the instruments are being played is not the same when an acoustic guitar is being played and when a electric guitar is being played. The chords, notes and scales may look the same but the approach to playing the chords, notes and scales is different.

Choosing a nylon or steel string guitar will be based on your musical preference and you need to select the type of guitar string that is most commonly used in the music you are interested in learning. Nylon strings are traditionally used for classical music as they produce a softer sound, whereas steel string guitars are used for rock, country and many other styles of music because of the crisp sharp sound they produce. One thing to bear in mind is that steel and nylon strings are not interchangeable.