F.A.Q. - Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between a guitarist and a musician?
Should I start with an electric or acoustic guitar?
Is a Classical Guitar different than a normal or 'acoustic' guitar?
I want to learn music theory, but I don't want to sound like everyone else. What do I do?
Does the size or shape of my pick matter?
How much should a beginner or starter guitar cost.
Is there a way I can make my guitar play better?
My rhythm isn't so good. How can I improve it?
Should I learn music theory?
I already practice guitar 3 hours a day. What can I do to get to the next level?
Does the type of strings I use matter?
What are some good beginner songs?
What are some good intermediate songs?
What are some good advanced songs?
Should I learn to read music?
Whats the deal with piano?
Do I need a guitar lessons?
Whats the difference between scales and modes?
First, just make sure you get a guitar that plays well. Have a friend or teacher help you pick one out. Back to the question, I think an acoustic guitar is the way to go. You don't need an amp or instrument cable. Also, most people don't sound good when they start. An acoustic will make you sound better than an acoustic.
Yes, different material and thickness of string. Classicals have thick nylon strings. Classicals have wider necks, whichs helps get the string seperated for clarity of voices. I've hear many student comment that they think a classical guitar is easier to learn barre chords on.
I was thinking about learning some theory, but I don't want to lose my creativity and sound like everyone else. What do I do?
Theory expands the tools you have as a musician. Wether or not you use those tools in a creative way is up to you.
Absolutely. You'll have to figure out which size/thickness you like best. Thicker picks tend to produce fatter tones that sustain longer. Thinner picks have more bite and some player say a thinner pick plays faster too.