Awesome! You are thinking about taking acoustic guitar lessons.
My father handed me a guitar when I was only 7 years old. What type of guitar? An acoustic guitar is the answer. I am thankful he didn’t give me an electric guitar and I’ll tell you why.
The Acoustic Guitar Foundation
My foundation in playing which eventually made me the guitar player I have become today came from a solid 3 or 4 years of playing acoustic guitar. I never even touched an electric guitar until I was about 10 or 11. It’s hard to remember because that was a long time ago. Not that there is anything wrong with starting lessons using an electric, I just know how I started and I believe that playing an acoustic guitar really helped my foundation in playing.
Here are my own personal thoughts on starting with acoustic guitar lessons
When learning to play as a beginner guitar student, you’ll learn the basic open guitar chords you need along with solid strumming patterns that develop excellent timing. You won’t be distracted by a new sound that you found on your guitar amp or a funky new guitar pedal sound. With an acoustic you learn to play for accompany and support a melody or a vocalist. Maybe you can accompany your own voice if you aren’t too shy.
Campfires and sing a longs
Another great thing about the acoustic guitar is you don’t need any extra equipment. You only need your guitar, a guitar tuner, your guitar songbook and I would also recommend a guitar capo. That’s it you are ready to go. No need for a guitar amp or cables. Just start playing and singing guitar sing a longs with your friends and family members.
If you have any questions about my acoustic guitar lessons or would like
more information about my music theory lessons please don’t hesitate
to call Billy at 780-444-6104 or text me at 780-222-4280