Not ready to buy your first guitar?

Not ready to buy your first guitar?

Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Not ready to buy your first guitar? I don't blame you. It's a BIG decision. A good beginner guitar can cost $200 - $300! (BTW, if you're wondering about whether or not you need to start with an Acoustic or an Electric guitar, check this out. ) Apart from the money, there are also hundreds of guitar manufacturers. So, it can be a challenge for sure. If you're not ready to buy your first guitar, there are a couple of options to pursue. There are pros and cons to each option. But each option can get you closer to the goal: learning the guitar! Borrow. This is how I began. I borrowed my uncle's old guitar. It was not the greatest playing instrument, but it bought my parents time. They…
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Acoustic or Electric Guitar?

Acoustic or Electric Guitar?

Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Acoustic or electric guitar? I've heard this question a lot from beginning players - or the parents of beginning players! It's an important question, and it relates to both goals and road blocks. Let's start with goals. Ultimately, do you want to play electric guitar? Then there's no reason to begin with acoustic. In fact, progress is often slower on an acoustic guitar. Acoustics are more difficult to play. Sure, they'll give you quite a workout if you're an electric player! But it's not essential to learn acoustic first. While we're on goals...is your goal to play acoustic? Then you may think you need to start with an acoustic. That makes sense. But I want to encourage you to reconsider. Starting on an electric will not keep you from being…
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