Of all the many musical instruments, the guitar is perhaps the most popular, thanks to its versatility in the range of sounds it can produce. There are bass and acoustic versions of the guitar, and if you are thinking of learning how to play, here are a few tips.
- Buy a Cheap Guitar – You do not need an expensive guitar while learning the basics, and after a few months with a used model, you can go online and check out the new musical instruments in Sherborne, which are very affordable. A second-hand acoustic guitar will not cost very much, and it is all you need to learn the basic chords, and there are many online resources, both free and for sale, that will help you practice the basics.
- Choose your Learning Style – Some people prefer to learn by themselves, using the Internet as a guide, while others like to sit with a professional music teacher for a few hours per week. Obviously, if you are learning with a pro on a one-on-one basis, you will develop quite quickly.
- Electric or Acoustic – Most people start with an acoustic guitar, but there is no reason why you cannot begin using an electric guitar, and as the sound in amplified, it is a little easier on the fingers. Your left hand (your fret hand) fingers will hurt for the first few weeks, at least until the skin hardens, as it does over the period of a few months, but this is bearable.
It really is down to your discipline and persistence as to how quickly you learn, plus, of course, some people learn faster than others, and if you keep practicing, it won’t be long before you can play quite well.