Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Understanding The Background Of Acoustic Guitar For Beginners

There is no better feeling than to master the art of learning how to play the guitar. I am proud to say that my first guitar was Cordoba and I am still playing Cordoba, it is truly won my heart over. I have performed at a lot of venues all over the Gulf region. I have the below tips for new learners. 

Age is just a number

It is a myth that you cannot learn to play once you have crossed your 40’s. I have students who are way in their 40s and have learned to play without any difficulty. Do not let this myth get in your way of something that could make you feel happy and content. 

Instead, spend your time thinking about ways to manage your time better in order to practice and give your passion room to grow. Once you set your goal to learn then you will not fail! 

Chose the right time to play

You do not need to practice for 20 hours a day; however, you do need to take out time to practice for at least 2 hours a day to learn quickly. Chose a time where you are not frustrated or are already worked up. Take some time before starting the practice to cool down and tell yourself why you want to learn this magical instrument. 

Once you are motived from within and have a clear head to go ahead, only then start. Another way to choose the right time is to experiment with a few timing and select the one which works best for you as it is a new thing and you need to give time to your body to get used to it. 

Anyone can play

There are basically two categories of acoustic guitars which are nylon stringed guitars and steel-stringed guitars, they both have unique tones and can be played differently. You do not need to have any special skill to learn how to play other than the willingness to learn to play.

Make sure your fingers are not placed on the frets and are placed in the middle of it. You should also ensure that you have a gap between your fingers, this will help you lean the tone more clearly. 

How much to spend

Cordoba guitars come in all sizes, they can be your ultimate travel buddy. They can start off as low as $99 going as high $4000. It all depends on your budget, we recommend getting a mid-ranged guitar to start with and grow with time to a pro version. Choosing the right guitar to buy is like choosing your weapon, bigger does not mean better. 

Smaller ones can give you the same level of sound. Remember to listen to everyone but do try the guitar before purchasing, let the guitar also choose you. Something that might appeal me might not appeal you so I leave you the master of your own weapon, choose it wisely. 

Where to purchase

There is no stopping you once you have decided to purchase your acoustic guitar so now is the right time to decide where to purchase it from. It is always wise to ask your fellow music lovers in the region but go with the one that has an excellent after sales because it is like an investment and it will enhance as you become pro.

If someone asks me in Dubai, I would definitely suggest for buying an acoustic guitar or any other brands of guitar. It has excellent reviews in the region and ships to all major gulf regions with minimum cost, they are also the distributors of few brands which makes that extremely competitive in their pricing. Getting spare parts and repairing your baby is not a problem for these experts as it is their day-to-day job. 

And if you are in Melbourne, Guitar Paradise has quite a reputation for being the the number one guiar store in Melbourne. Check out thier acoustic guitar collection to make a purchase today.

The condition of a guitar

So you own a guitar now, congrats; now is the time to maintain it and keep it in a good condition. A guitar is like your child, it needs care and feeding. Temperate and storage also play an important role in maintaining your guitar. Acoustic guitars tend to swell when humidity increases; however, minor changes in the temperature would not harm it.

In case your guitar is exposed to extreme temperatures, let it cool off before playing, this will help you prevent cracks in that beautiful wood finish. 

So now that you know all about where to start, where to purchase and how to maintain. It is time you take the first step toward glory and remember, there is no better day than today. Good Luck music lover!

Few Words from the Author:
Hi everyone! I am Atif Mallo from Dubai I am an avid lover of guitars and everything in-between. Of course, I want to engage with the community as well! Hope we can all get along!

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