A guitar is a stringed instrument played with the fingers or a plectrum. The word guitar comes from the Persian “tar” that “string” means. Guitar beginners usually make mistake when buying and are lack of motivation, so they end up giving it up. Following tips below to prevent those mistakes.
Tips when choosing a guitar.
When buying a guitar, you can not let you be fooled. The wrong choice of guitar can affect your motivation and your learning in the future. Hence a few points:
- Name of the manufacturer / brand name: This is a good starting point in your search for a best beginner guitar. When it is made by a famous manufacturer / brand, it is certainly advisable to take these guitars once in the hand. But do not pay high amounts for a guitar, just because a certain name or brand is in. You have to feel the sound, shape of your guitar. By the way, there are many guitars which are sold even with the handmade one are often unsure that the name contained is the real manufacturer. So check carefully and get some help from your friends.
- Handmade versus machine: This should never be a reason to choose a guitar in my opinion. Handmade is not a synonym for quality, although it holds the promise. A good machine can also produce good guitar.
- Color, flavor and shape: This is a plea for an experiment. Do not get caught in tradition. Why not try something that colors outside the lines. Perhaps it is not so bad, maybe it is against tradition one, but give it a chance. For my own guitars: I chose a classical guitars with cutaway. Why: These are practically not to be found in the better class guitars. It plays nice, you can play a lot easier on the highest positions. But above all it proves to be better for the sound: the sustain of the highest notes is much better. The volume change is compensated by a slight adjustment in the mold.
So, I hope this helped you and that can be the basis for an optimal choice for an instrument you can have years of pleasure.
Six tips for your guitar motivation!
Guitar motivation .. You can have the best acoustic guitars, effects, devices or amplifiers, but that does not make you a good guitarist. The key is practice, practice, and practice … but it can sometimes be difficult as the motivation sinks because things do not work out. That is why I share with you how I stay motivated!
1. How do you start your guitar motivation?
Once you’ve decided to learn to play guitar. You bought a guitar and have started with fresh courage. But one of the most common mistakes playing the guitar is that you, unfortunately, can not play in one week.
No. Learning to play guitar is a process where you have to make time for free. I always recommend exercising at least 15 minutes a day (or more, but do not force). So if you are considering to learn to play guitar, then you have to focus on two things.
- The start-up: learning theory, learning guitar chords, get calluses on your fingers, exercises for your fingers
- The development: repeat exercises, learn new chords, songs and above all keep daily guitar practice
After you make a good foundation and the right start, go like a rocket in your future career guitar.
2. Do not stay in an exercise that does not work
Teachers regularly hear from students that they linger in guitar course at a particular school week. Reason?? They can handle the task. In addition, they forget one important thing … standing still is going backward. You may handle the lesson this week, but you also had to go through to the next week lessons. Then you will find out that you can do the task of the next week and also now can control the previous lesson since in the new teaching week, you would have learned more skills.
This can also be a song what you learn to play … Does not work? then put it aside and pick him up later. In short, do not depend on things that did not succeed, but just go ahead and then come back later!
3. Listen to other people’s music and get inspired
By continuing to listen to music from artists, you let yourself unconsciously inspire. You will listen to new music, and have feeling like … WOW that I can also play.
Do you ever listen to a genre which you have never thought about it ?? I remember when I was a cover band, I was asked to come into contact with many new music genres. Because of this, I was inspired and I learned many new techniques.
What you can do, for example, to buy monthly / bimonthly a new CD or music DVD.
4. Have small goals instead of unrealistic goals
It would be highly unrealistic as I would say … I decide today to be a professional footballer and wants to sit next week in the Dutch team. Learning to play guitar is also the same. You may want to learn it so quickly, but it has nothing to do with your speed, but to do the right steps. Small goals that will give you a lasting structured basis. Put yourself in not setting the bar too high .. (about two weeks I will be able to play three songs). No turn it around … make small attainable goals that keep you motivated and on a later time you can get it unrealistic goal.
5. Choose a fixed day of classes and provide structure
You are recommended to rehearse at least 15 minutes every day , but I advise you to choose one weekly fixed day of class.
This is the day you have a new guitar skill. On the remaining six days, practice your lesson. Structure ensures peace and motivates because you know when you need something off and when you’re going to learn something new
6. Keep playing guitar
Which is obviously the most important thing is that you love playing guitar. Making music is good for your development. It is a perfect hobby and it can also be very soothing. In short .. music is for everyone, so keeps the fun with it when you play your guitar because that’s the number one tip to stay motivated!