Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Learn Guitar Online With Ease

By Sid Timmons

When we think of the traditional guitar the first thing that comes to mind is the acoustic guitar. Electric guitars didn't show up on the scene until the early 1930's. The acoustic guitar however, has been strummed since 1779.

The acoustic guitar has been donned by many bands in their unplugged sessions mainly for its ability to produce a sound rich with raw emotion and richness. No amplifiers are used with the acoustic guitar.

Right now you may be thinking that it will be too difficult to learn to play the acoustic guitar. This is far from the truth. Get started on your journey by first picking out a guitar that fits your body style.

Please be sure you don't make the mistake many beginners make, and just borrow a guitar. You need to go ahead and purchase your own and get comfortable with it. This doesn't mean you have to spend a fortune on a brand new acoustic guitar, a used one in good shape and with the right dimensions will be fine.

Take a look online or in your local yellow pages. You won't have to look far to find a great deal on an acoustic guitar. Also check out your local music store, just be sure to ask a lot of questions.

You are now the proud owner of an acoustic guitar. Now its starting to get fun. Now, how do you plan to learn to play? We all have schedules that vary wildly so this may be a challenge. Here are a few options to start strumming that guitar like a pro:

Lessons-this is the most common and well tested way to learn the acoustic guitar. Of course you want to find a qualified guitar teacher. The benefit is that you have a coach that can work with you if you should get stuck or stop progressing. You will learn proper technique as well.

There are several disadvantages to this method. First, it can be quite costly, up to $30 for a half hour lesson. Also, you will have to physically show up for the lesson which may be on a rigid weekly schedule. Many people have a hard time fitting this type of lesson into their schedule.

Online Guitar Lessons-It is awesome that, by using the internet, we can learn just about anything we desire. Yes, even acoustic guitar! Of course there are many free options out there, but they tend to be less suited for the beginner guitarist.

Let's talk about the advantage of using a paid guitar course acquired online. A one time fee and you can start learning acoustic guitar from the comfort of home, or any place you may have a computer. Remember offline lessons can be very costly. Use the money you save to upgrade to a nicer guitar or buy some strings.

Thanks for reading this article. Follow these easy steps and you will be on you way to campfire stardom. I know you can do it. Just take the first step!

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