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Beginners' Guide To Playing The Guitar

When I first started to play the guitar, many years ago, my "Bible" was Bert Weedon's "Play in a Day". The basics covered in that little gem are still relevant today. So, once you get your hands on that beautiful instrument, where do you start? Familiarise yourself with the parts of your guitar - and start strumming! The body, hollow in an acoustic guitar, is where the sound resonates. The neck supports the fretboard, which holds the frets with strings passing over them. The headstock contains the tuners, o...

 


5 Killer Tips To Play Better Guitar

Most individuals that want to become a famous guitar player are often under the impression that they can just pick up a guitar and after a few attempts start belting out some reasonable sounding music. What they don?t realize is that what they are tempting to do has taken others many years of practice at least for those who are on the top music charts. There are not to many people that can pick up a guitar and make a wonderful sound regenerate from it after the first few tries. If one is thinking of becomin...

 


Acoustic Guitar Overview

WHAT TO LOOK FOR The acoustic guitar is a highly popular starter instrument. It's affordable, easy to transport, quiet enough not to disturb others during practice, relatively easy to get a nice sound, and doesn't need any additional equipment like amplification. It can also been seen as a more 'serious' instrument to learn on first if a child ultimately wants to play electric guitar, as the skills and techniques can be transferred. There are two types of acoustic guitar; classical (or 'nylon strung') and ...

 


Does Rock Band Make You a Real Musician?

The history of the modern guitar as we know it, dates back to the 14th century although stringed instruments are descended from the Romans around 40 AD. The modern guitar as we know it today, probably originated in Spain in the 16th century and became popular in European countries in the 16th and 17th centuries. The 16th century guitar had three pairs (courses) of strings plus a single string (highest). By the 17th century, a fifth pair of strings had been added. By the mid-18th century the guitar devel...

 


Essential Strategies for Choosing Acoustic Guitars for Beginners

There are several different types of acoustic guitars for beginners on the market today. When it comes to musical instruments, the guitar is considered to be one of the most popular. This is typically related to the fact that the instrument has the capability of spanning several different ranges as far as musical style is concerned. Examples of these musical styles include folk music, country music, rock music and more. Considered to be one of the single most basic musical instruments, as well as the most p...

 


How to Pick Your First Guitar

Do you want to pick your first guitar? Picking your first guitar can be a difficult choice. There are so many guitars to choose from. Do you buy an acoustic guitar? Do you buy a classical guitar? Do you buy an electric guitar?Buying your first guitar is an awesome experience. No instrument is cooler to play than the guitar. The guitarist is always the star of the bank. And let's face it, chicks dig them.It is important to know how much money you can afford to spend before you start looking for a guitar....

 




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