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Ultimate Beginners Guide To Buying An Acoustic Guitar

Buying a guitar for the first time can be intimidating for the player who is just starting out. There are so many different kinds of guitars with lots of features, and price tags can swing from being as affordable as a pair of sunglasses up to the cost of a used car.

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How To Determine A Strum Pattern For Any Song

How To Determine The Strum Pattern Of A Song

The most common issue among newer students who are learning acoustic guitar is in determining the manner in which to strum a song they want …

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How To Learn Guitar Without A Teacher

Well this is awkward. Here I am, a guitar instructor, with something to say about whether or not you need a teacher. Why would you …

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Should I Learn The Guitar Sitting Or Standing?

When you buy your first guitar, wondering whether to learn it sitting down or standing probably isn’t the first question that jumps into your head. …

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How To Learn To Play Guitar Later In Life (40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s)

I am 40 years old this year and I have no discernible musical talent, have never played an instrument and can’t sing. So I have …

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How Long It Takes To Learn Guitar [The 6 Stages]

Ask your musical friends or the staff at your local music store how long it takes to learn how to play guitar and they will …

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The Style And Genre Of Guitar You Should Learn First

If you’re just getting started with playing guitar, deciding upon which style and genre you are going to delve into first can be difficult. There …

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5 Tips For Saving Guitar Strings

5 Tips For Storing Guitar Strings

Recently I changed the strings on my acoustic guitar for the first time. I went from using 12mm gauge strings, to a thinner 10mm. Not …

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Why You Should Learn The Guitar If You Can’t Sing

I can’t play the guitar and I can’t sing, but this year i intend to work on both of these things. I turn 40 years …

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What Is A Professional Guitar Setup And Why You Need One (2020)

No two guitarists are identical. They prefer different things from the setup of a guitar, and this process can change the action or the sound …

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LH vs RH Guitar Large

Differences Between A Left And Right Handed Guitar

Recently I was talking to a friend who is left handed and bought a guitar in a garage sale. He asked me if I knew …

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Acoustic = Electric?

If I Learn Acoustic Guitar Can I Play Electric Guitar?

I have been learning to play a steel string acoustic guitar and recently started to think about when I would like to purchase and play …

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