First things first, assuming you have a good guitar that has six strings and stays in tune, you’re ready for action. Why is this important? You need a guitar that plays easy and stays in tune so there will be no obstacle in your way on the practical side of things. If the guitar doesn’t play well, your fingers will hurt and you’ll find it hard to hold down the notes. If the guitar won’t hold tune, you’ll hear an out of tune chord and cringe every time you strum. These things will make or break you in the beginning. To learn guitar chords, there are a few things that you must do well. Let’s see if we can help.
- March 3, 2017
Mastering anything can typically be broken down into easy steps. “Easy” is a little misleading because mastering something requires discipline and persistence. It’s no different when you try to master guitar. It will demand your concentration, patience, and endurance. Breaking it down into five easy steps is just as challenging. You may find some shortcuts and, by all means, if you get inspired and find a shortcut that makes you want to work harder, go for it. There’s no magic formula here and no genie to grant you three wishes. It’s going to take some work so let’s try to make it attainable.
- February 27, 2017
- Guitar Accessories
If you’re looking for an online tuner, there are many out there offering all kinds of extras. Some are simple and easy to use while others require a little knowledge. If you’re going to an online tuner source, you’re likely just getting started or it’s a simple matter of convenience. Either way, what you want is no-nonsense quick access to a very accurate tuner.
- February 21, 2017
- Guitar Accessories
Buying electric guitar strings can be a little overwhelming at first glance. The wall is covered with options at the music store and your eyes will glaze over viewing page after page of choices online . First, you need to determine what gauge of strings you like to play. If your guitar came with 9s on it, you might wanna try 10s. Anything bigger than that and you’ll need to change the nut and make adjustments. There are 8s out there, but that’s really small and, again, you might have to change the nut. The slots in the nut are cut to accommodate the right string gauge. Strings that are too big or small might have an adverse affect on the way the guitar performs. We don’t want you to experience that, so let’s look at some great electric guitar strings to look for.
- February 20, 2017
These days you might as well go ahead and get an acoustic with a pickup already in it. If you’re a beginner you can save a little to buy a guitar without one, but if you excel and your teacher wants to feature you in a recital, it’d be nice to already have a pre-amp on board. A preamp/piezo pickup is available from most acoustic-electric guitar builders. Adding a pick up later could be expensive. $250 would be the average cost of adding one later. You can pick up an M1 from LR Baggs and just put it in the sound hole but you still have to install the input jack and it’s still $250 or so. The difference in the price with or without a pickup at the store is sometimes only $75 or so. It’s wise to go ahead and get an acoustic electric guitar.