If you are the proud owner of a brand new guitar, take some time to learn how to properly care for it before you start playing it on a regular basis. Guitars are somewhat fragile, so it is a good idea to keep yours in a guitar case when you are not using it. You can also hang it up on your wall or store it in a protective guitar bag. When playing your guitar Read the rest of this entry »

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Should I Get A Soft Or Hard Guitar Case?

The Benefits of Choosing The Right Case
Deciding between getting a hard or soft case for your guitar can be difficult. This is particularly true if you consider style as an important ingredient in your decision making process. Although hard shell cases look cooler than soft ones, you should consider which of the two is more practical for traveling. If you do a lot of traveling, then you should seriously consider a soft case over a hard one. Moreover, soft Read the rest of this entry »

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The best way to store any guitar is in a padded hard case, because it’s protected from damage that way, even if it gets knocked over. Guitars sustain damage when they’re dropped or accidentally make contact with other objects. The best way to prevent damage to any guitar is by storing it in a hard case. If you don’t have a hard case available, since they often can run 100 or more, a gig bag, chipboard case, stand or wall hanger may also provide you with a storage option that protects your Read the rest of this entry »

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There are actually a few ways to tune a new guitar. You can tune a guitar with a piano note, a song’s note or chord, or another guitar. These tuning suggestions are valid, but if you are not versed in other instruments, it is best to use an electrical tuning device to correctly tune your guitar.

An electrical tuner will show you if your string is flat or sharp. As you continue to turn the tuning Read the rest of this entry »

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So your kid’s been watching a lot of old Hendrix concerts on Youtube while you’ve been watching your tvsavings.org channels and now he wants to play guitar. If you want to be dad of the year you should get him one – here’s what to know:
Look Online: Sometimes you can find great deals on guitars on sites like Ebay and Craigslist. Many people (probably like your kid) start to play and then get bored, selling their instruments for a discounted price.
Choose Carefully: We think it’s best to pick an acoustic to start with – it’s less complicated and a heck of a lot less loud than an electric and it’s cheaper, too. Once your child masters the wood and strings he can move on to something a little more Van Halen.
Get Lessons, Too: If you’re going to get him a guitar don’t just throw him to the wolves and make him teach himself – sign him up for a few months of beginner lessons so he’ll know what he’s working with. Give him a goal and check the local college for someone willing to teach for cheap.

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People across the world play guitar for many different reasons. Depending on the reason there are certain guitars which make more sense to play. In order to determine whether you should play an acoustic or electric guitar you should consider some of the differences between the two. Acoustic guitars depend on the hollowness of the guitar for the sound. Acoustic guitars feature a hole in the middle which allows the vibrations from the wood and the strings Read the rest of this entry »

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The nice thing about playing a guitar is that there aren’t a lot of accessories needed to play or own one. But there are a few items that every guitar owner should have.

Invest in a good guitar case. These come in either a “hard” or “soft” shell. The hard shell case is better for protecting the guitar from accidents or being banged around, but a soft shell is fine if that is not an issue.

A capo is something that most guitarists find essential. It’s a Read the rest of this entry »

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The different types of guitars to choose from are not just brands, but the real difference is the style of design and what they are used for. There are several types and they fall into one of the following categories.

There are acoustic guitars that fall into three main categories. The first type is the nylon string acoustic which is mainly used for classical styles of music and is traditionally finger picked. The second type is the steel string acoustic which is used for a variety of styles including folk, Read the rest of this entry »

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With so many guitars on the market to choose from, it can be a bit overwhelming trying to choose the right one. Here is how to buy the best guitar for you.

The first question you should ask yourself is, “Do I want an electric or an acoustic guitar?” The answer to this question will depend largely on the type of music that you want to learn. You can practice on either type, but they sound vastly different.

An electric guitar is easier to play because the strings Read the rest of this entry »

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