June 8, 2012 8:17am CST
Beginners don't know what they need to know. ... Learning to play the guitar fast, easy.Soi'm interested in learning how to play the guitar, I want to know the basic requirements (if there are any) and what kind and size of guitar is appropriate for beginners. Any additional information is greatly appreciated.
8 Jun 12
I think you need to be familiar with the guitar tabs first. Positioning your fingers on the strings of the guitar. Then learn about the strumming, or listening on the tune. When it comes to choosing a guitar,I think it would be best if you'll bring with you someone who knows how to play a guitar when buying one. And the size? Choose something you're comfortable with. These are just observations. I don't know how to play the guitar but these are what I have observed among people who plays and owns a guitar.
11 Jun 12
Yes, I agree with chan about bringing someone who knows how to play a guitar when you decided to buy one from a music store. A good guitar player would know when the guitar produces great sound, although one of the most obvious thing to know whether the guitar is good or not is by judging the wood material used and the thickness of the body side of the guitar. (I don't know it 'thick' is the right term to describe it though). The thicker it is, the better the sound produced is. I played the guitar before, but only did it because my older bro owns an acoustic and 2 electric guitars, I thought I might as well give it a try. I'm not really good at it though, and I kinda quite after a year or so, it just isn't my thing. Having long fingers gives you more chance of playing the guitar better because you'd be able to reach the strings and more frets. You should also do some finger exercise, you'll find a lot online. I think it would be better to buy an electric guitar (but it'd be expensive, mind you, because of the amplifier and all the accessories) because electric guitar has softer strings and it'd be easier to put force onto the string. Tuning the guitar is such a drag for a noob player like me so my bro usually teases me about it, so if you have extra money you might also like to buy a tuner, the one that you clip on the headstock, it's a great help! The one who discovered is such a genius! But good guitarist don't need them anyway, shame on me, I'm a bad player. lol! I hope that helps, I really wish I have more enthusiasm at playing guitar and have longer fingers, maybe just maybe, I could become a good player. I've always envied my bro...darn, he's a good guitarist and he always teases me about my playing skill...err...I'm not even sure if I have skills on it to begin with. lol! XD Happy myLotting anyway! :D