There are many reasons why the guitar has an appeal of its own. All you need to do is go to a historical library and peruse some of those old books. I bet you a nickel that you will definitely find a guitar – or guitar-like contraptions – in the great old books. It is therefore safe to admit that the guitar has been around for quite a while where it has appealed to humanity’s sense of the aesthetic.
The guitar in itself is very light, and hence allows for portability. It can generate its own music – if we are talking acoustic – without the need for additional gadgets. It has a wide range of sounds to satisfy even the most tone-greedy individual. The guitar can be mellow, shrill, cool or ragged, depending on what you want. This, in effect makes the guitar an all-weather music piece. All you need to do is change the strings – from a simple nylon cord to metal, for instance – and you have a brand new range of sweet tunes to revel in. No wonder, therefore, is it that it is believed to be the best musical instrument ever invented!
The guitar can be changed just by little modifications to its body. For instance, adding a magnetic pickup and routing it to an amplifier suddenly transforms it into electric mode, ready to electrify and thrill the brains off an awed audience. Just a few twinges and the guitar suddenly takes on new forms, sleek and totally stunning.
You might be wondering, “How do I start. What are the basics.” The funny thing is that you just need to establish two things in your head, and then you are good to go. Mind you, however, you will need to have a guitar and a tuner to embark on this guitar voyage!
The first thing to establish in your mind is this:
* How often do you practice? If you are not a regular practitioner, you are already losing it. The main idea behind learning the guitar is consistency. However, it is also bad training culture to try to cram up a lot of learning into long hours at short intervals. Instead I would advice the alternate approach: use shorter minutes that span a longer period of time. This way, you are slowly and steadily soaking up information without the stress and tension of the longer hour regime.
* Are you using a sound learning plan? This is usually a problem with young beginners. After getting the right guitar, they might decide to save on costs and skip the tutor option, and instead mosey around the internet randomly popping here and there for tidbits on guitars. The end result is that they end up with tidbits of knowledge, and no important facts.
If you are going to do this, at least do it right. Do not cut corners here, or take shortcuts. I suggest that you follow the right procedures so you get on the high ladder of musical appeal fast!
I wish you the best!