#1
Hi,

I am new to this forum and ofcourse new to this thread. I like music and I want to learn how to play guitar. Please suggest me what is the best instrument to start for learning.

Stacey
#3
I'd say an acoustic guitar personally, but it's down to preference. I'd also look into getting a teacher as well =] You can learn yourself, but you learn quicker and avoid pitfalls with a teacher observing your technique
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#4
The type of guitar you get should depend on the type of music you want to play. But you should definitely get a teacher. I have been playing for a decade by myself and I spend most of my time now correcting bad habits.
#5
Start with acoustic guitar. Acoustics are typically more difficult to play, and you can't cover your mistakes with distortion or effects. It's also a simpler setup so you're not always fiddling with knobs, etc. and you can focus on your playing. Then transitioning to electric (if that's the path you want to go down) will be much easier because you'll have a solid grip on the basics.
#6
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The type of guitar you get should depend on the type of music you want to play. But you should definitely get a teacher. I have been playing for a decade by myself and I spend most of my time now correcting bad habits.



That is YOUR personal experience, I never took a teacher and I avoided all the bad habits because I looked into how not to develop and what are the bad habits.


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Start with acoustic guitar. Acoustics are typically more difficult to play, and you can't cover your mistakes with distortion or effects. It's also a simpler setup so you're not always fiddling with knobs, etc. and you can focus on your playing. Then transitioning to electric (if that's the path you want to go down) will be much easier because you'll have a solid grip on the basics.


I don't really understand the stereotype of distortion covering mistakes. I find it easier to spot mistakes on electric and during distortion.
#7
As proved by the mini argument we've just had, it's all down to personal preference based on what style you want to play. I'd personally be interested to know what you decide on in the end
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#8
As for the decision to learn yourself or get a teacher, I'd go with the former. Sure, a teacher may make your progress rate faster but you might feel pressured by lessons and it could turn out being a chore. Plus, saying you're ''self-taught'' sounds good.
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As for the decision to learn yourself or get a teacher, I'd go with the former. Sure, a teacher may make your progress rate faster but you might feel pressured by lessons and it could turn out being a chore. Plus, saying you're ''self-taught'' sounds good.


yeah but id prefer to be better at guitar than be worse but self taught...

if it werent for my teacher i wouldnt be q quarter of teh guitarist i am today (not much now but much better than i would have been)