I’m interested in learning how to play the guitar, but I want to be sure of what I want before I go out and try to find a guitar teacher. What different styles are out there, which would be more desirable to learn, and where would you suggest finding a teacher? Any other helpful tips would be appreciated 🙂
I have tried to learn by myself in the past, but I found it too hard to keep myself motivated >_>
Depends what sort of music u want play & what u want to do with ur guitar. The easiest is basic “folk” guitar – chords and strumming as an accompaniment for u or others to sing to. This is. the one that is probably the most use. From this u can go further into folk style – fingerpicking etc; into rock/blues/jazz, whatever . Classical is the most difficult. The guitar has to held just so, the left thumb has to be screwed into the back of the guitar neck and the right hand fingers take a pounding. However, if that is the type of music that appeals, it will be worth it.
Steel strung acoustic guitars will serve for most music, but classical/spanish require nylon strings. Nylon strings are also easier on the fdingers for a beginner.
Also be aware , as u no doubt remember from before,that u cannot have long,pretty nails on ur left hand and those fingers are going to hurt for a while. Hope this helps, and happy picking.
on: 19th July 07