Guitar beginners usually have a lot of questions on how to buy or how to start to learn guitar, should they do this and that. In this article, we will mention the most common one along with the answers.
Do I need to buy a guitar or can I borrow or rent from someone else?
You have no guitars? If you decide to take classes you should bring your own guitar. For less than 100 euros you can already buy a best beginner guitar. This is fine to start with and soon cheaper than renting.
Should I start on electric or acoustic guitar?
Scientists are still debating here! Personally, I think, despite the fact that both instruments have six strings, this is about two different instruments with separate sound and playability. For the beginner, I recommend a classical acoustic guitar with nylon strings. The actual choice depends on several factors. I advise you personally in this decision.
I better buy a cheap or an expensive guitar?
Duration does not have to be always better. Yet often an expensive instrument is more enjoyable. Everything is going just a bit easier, and therefore, sounds better. As a result, you often grab the guitar and this is exactly what is needed to move forward.
There is obviously a difference between what is desirable and possible. Basically, playing almost all the guitars in the first three positions well enough, you will get the basics of guitar playing master. If you’re unsure whether you do like it enough, it is smart to buy the cheaper beginners guitar.
What does a good guitar and what are the differences?
Bluntly guitars are divided into four price categories.
- Up to 100 euro or Entry-level guitars.
- 100-500 euro = Subclass.
- From 500 – 1500 euro = middle class.
- From 1500 = top class.
Quality difference is in used wood, construction, hardware and finish. A big brand name is not always everything. Sometimes, you’d better buy an expensive brand than a cheap brand. The differences between a guitar of 100 or 150 euros is negligible. Think also about secondhand. With a little knowledge and research, you can buy an one class higher guitar with the same budget.
Where should I look for when I go to buy a guitar?
Rule 1: Never buy a guitar without actually playing.
Rule 2: Find someone with experience who can advise and help you choose.
At what age can children take guitar lessons?
Many music schools adopt the lower limit of 9 years for young children. My personal experiences with children younger than 9 years are very variable.
Basically, I also handle the limit of nine years. Depending on the physical and mental development of the child exceptions. A lesson will tell if the child’s really making progress.
I have no experience. Is this a problem?
No, that’s no problem!
Curiously, I often get this question.
After all, everyone needs a time to start somewhere if he or she learns something.
How often do I take lessons?
For someone just start, it is common to start with weekly guitar lessons of 30 minutes. Too much information can even backfire.
Someone who already has some experience often enables more specific questions and can take in more information better without tangling. For these people, it may be useful to opt for 45 minutes or alternative teaching method.