Here are a few popular tips for beginner acoustic guitar lessons. Just like anything else, it starts off with the tools of your trade. In this case, it starts with choosing your first acoustic guitar.
The acoustic guitar is the most well-liked instrument for beginner musicians. It is simple to cart around, you can practice on it any time, and it has a very agreeable sound. The acoustic guitar also is something of an unknown quantity for anyone just starting to learn to play, so in this article I would like to come to grips with issues such as the best acoustic guitar to buy for the beginner, what to expect when you take lessons and whether or not you will need to learn to read music. If you are just starting as a guitar player, and you need some guidance, keep reading.
First you will require a guitar. An acoustic guitar for a beginner is often difficult to find. The best guitar is not too dear but painless to play. With the number of low cost, poor quality acoustic guitars being made recently you will perhaps need someone you have faith in to assist you to decide on your first guitar. If you do not know anybody to assist you choose a guitar, then it would be best to launch into your search based on brand names. There are some acoustic guitars in the average price range that are favorably recommended by veteran guitar players:
The Ibanez AC30NT is a nicely-built guitar with an exceptionally agreeable tone.
If you go to your local guitar dealer you might be able to hook up with a Fender beginner’s package containing the low priced but serviceable Fender DG-8S.
Another cheap beginner’s guitar with an excellent brand name is the Epiphone DR-100.
Takamine is another label to ponder with some fully reasonable guitars in their range. If you are constrained by your finances the Takamine G-340 is a good selection.
For a grand looking, great sounding guitar, seek no further than the Seagull S6 but it is a little more pricey than the others.
If you find yourself looking round for a secondhand guitar, look for the brand names I have mentioned.
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Your first acoustic guitar lessons will doubtless be taken up with the basics of stringing and tuning your guitar. You might want to learn some guitar music theory to assist you to understand what you are doing when you begin to play scales and chords. Fortunately for you, you’re probably already signed up with Strum University so we know you’re in great hands.
When you are all set up with your acoustic guitar and you have found a teacher or online lessons, you will be looking around for songs that you, as a beginner, might dream of playing. Just center your pursuit on the kind of songs you enjoy. You should find easy versions of your favorite songs that will make use of simple chords that you will still be using as you grow into a guitarist. The easiest songs will be using open chords which will only use two or three of your left hand fingers. You will be strumming or plucking all six strings, but some of the strings will be “open”, that is, not fingered.
If you are wondering whether to learn to read music or just tabs you will find that guitar tabs are the easiest way to go. A few minutes of reading will give you the basic idea behind tablature, and an online search will clear up any rough spots in your comprehension.
You will find that starting out as a beginner acoustic guitar player will not be as difficult as you first imagined, but it still takes time and dedication. Keep practicing and it’s just a matter of time before you’ll be the hit of the town!