#1
Okay so I figured I'd learn how to play the gutiar on an acoustic rather than an electric since electric is more forgiving, where an acoustic you really have to try to make every chord nice and clean. But on top of that, I'm playing on this really thick like bailing wire strings....I guess my question is, would I come out a better guitairst after playing with these thick strings? So let's say when I play on an electric, would it be somewhat easier for me?
#2
I think Electric is easier to play no matter what. I'd recommend learning on an acoustic, doesn't really matter how thick the strings are. I learned on a piece-o'-**** acoustic and I did alright.
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learning on acoustic will help develop good caluses (?)

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I hate thick strings cuz when I played my teachers acoustic I couldn't play guitar for a week then xD
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and you can learn on 9's or 14's and you will do just the same...maybe with 14's you'll lose some fingers but...who cares
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#5
In the long run yes, you will be better. The acoustic guitar will be hard but when you finally do move on to electric, you'll thank yourself for having started with acoustic. Change strings often.
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#6
got electric and acoustic

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acoustic just isn't that much fun

go electric!!!
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got electric and acoustic

annyway

acoustic just isn't that much fun

go electric!!!


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#8
i learnd on acoustic,its teh best way to lear when you sart to play eletric youl find it alot easier
#9
tbh, it's all about what you prefer to do. if you start on electric then it's easier. and my guitar teacher started on electric and he can shred like the shizz
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i learnd on acoustic,its teh best way to lear when you sart to play eletric youl find it alot easier


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i learnd on acoustic,its teh best way to lear when you sart to play eletric youl find it alot easier


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I dont think its 'better' to learn either. I also dont think either instrument is 'better' than the other.

Just do whatever you want. :P
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#13
The acoustic guitar and electric guitar are different instruments and should be treated that way. If you want to play electric, learn on an electric.
#14
Yeah I remember when I switched to electric after a year of playing acoustic, I was like "Damn, this is so easy!"
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I dont think its 'better' to learn either. I also dont think either instrument is 'better' than the other.

Just do whatever you want. :P

Best advice, acoustic may give you stronger fingers. However if you want to play elextric and like hard rock and metal than start on an electric. If you like acoustics then start on acoustic. It's more important that you have a guitar you like that motivates you to practice.

Cause if you don't like acoustics and get one you'll just end up practicing less.

So really IMHO just use what you like.
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#17
i think learning on acoustic is easier, it make's you focus more on just playing rather then messing around with amps and such.

also on acoustic i find it alot easier to make out diffrent notes in chords and stuff, i would say learning on acoustic is probably the best way to learn. but everyone is diffrent so people will disagree with that.