Beginner Acoustic Guitar
Most beginners start with an acoustic guitar, be it nylon string or steel string, and so
beginner acoustic guitar lessons might be the best place to start. Whether your first love is acoustic music or you are
using it as a stepping stone to the electric guitar, there is an impressive foundation of skills that can be
learned on the acoustic guitar that will translate to every area of your future guitar playing. Both left and right
hand techniques as well as rhythm and timing skills can be mastered here, in addition to learning chords, phrases,
and all your favorite songs. It’s really important to realize that from a mechanical point of view, acoustic guitar
is the same as electric guitar in terms of number of strings, tuning, chord shapes, picking, and scale and arpeggio
For those students who absolutely love acoustic guitar music,
either in solo guitar form through instrumental fingerstyle soloing, or through the highest quality of
acoustic guitar accompaniment styles, like Dave Matthews, John Mayer, James Taylor, or Paul Simon, to name a
few, this is where you want to begin your study of the guitar. With a great foundation from
beginner acoustic guitar lessons, you’ll be able to go deeper and deeper into the variations of accompaniment and
soloing styles, building a style that suits your interests and brings out your love of the acoustic
Even if acoustic guitar isn’t your first love and you are only beginning with it because someone
in the family had one and so you thought you’d give it a try, or it was the most economical way to start playing
the guitar, or you’re just going along with mom & dad, grandma & grandpa, or your husband or wife to prove
you’re really serious before buying an electric guitar and amp, beginning with an acoustic guitar can actually be
an enormous advantage to beginning with an electric guitar. It takes way more hand pressure to play an acoustic
guitar compared to an electric, so by beginning with an acoustic guitar, the hand strength you will gain will allow
you to play any kind of guitar in the future.
The beauty of the acoustic guitar is its portability. There are hundreds of venues for playing
out in almost every city, from coffee houses with their open mic nights, to colleges, to libraries, and churches.
As you’re learning how to play, you can visit these venues and meet the local players, with an eye towards
eventually performing there yourself if the spirit moves you. That only scratches the surface of the opportunities
to play, like around the campfire at beach parties or on campouts, at family picnics or other outings, or even in
complete isolation out in nature playing to the forest or the hillside.
Remember, the better the foundation that you
create on your instrument, the better your development will be as a budding acoustic music artist, and there is no
better way to secure that foundation than by taking beginner acoustic guitar
lessons from a master guitar teacher, and the Guitar Lesson Expert is a
great place to look.