Acoustic Guitar Beginner's Guide
The acoustic guitar is one of the most popular instruments - and for good reason. It doesn't take much time to learn a few chords and start playing along to your favorite songs! While it will take some time to really master the instrument, if you stick with it, you'll impress your friends and family with your skills.
If you're a complete beginner to the instrument, we've created this guide for you to help you on your guitar journey. We'll lay out exactly what you need to know to get started.
Here are the topics we'll be covering in this guide:
We'll walk you through each step of the process below.
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First things first: you need to know a little bit about the acoustic guitar itself. In our Acoustic Guitar Introduction, we go over everything a beginner needs to know about the instrument, including a brief history, the types of acoustic guitars, and the different parts of the guitar and what their function is. After you finish, you'll know enough to make an informed decision when it comes time to buy your very own acoustic guitar.
After you've read our Acoustic Guitar Introduction, you'll be ready to purchase a guitar of your own. With so many brands and models on the market, you might be overwhelmed with choice. Not to worry! We're putting together a list of the best acoustic guitars for beginners, as well as an Acoustic Guitar Buying guide to make buying your first instrument as painless as possible.
It might surprise you to learn that you need more than just the guitar to start playing! There are some essentials that you'll need, such as replacement string packs, picks, a strap, and possibly a case or gig-bag if you plan to take your guitar with you to practice sessions or to a gig! We're creating a guide to help you get the right gear so you can get started on the right foot. We'll also mention a few things you might need in the future as you advance in your career, including capos, slides, and more! Don't worry! You don't need anything but the essentials to get started.
Now that you have an acoustic guitar and all the right gear, it's time to learn how to play! Anyone can learn music theory with the right attitude and mindset. In the future, we're going to