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Guitars Are Awesome
By Bill E. Sheers
We have all been seduced by learning to play the acoustic guitar at one time or another. If you like music, you most likely had thoughts in your head about whether you could do it or not. Well, I'm here to tell you that you would be surprised how easy it is to learn some basic chords.


What is an acoustic guitar? -- An acoustic guitar produces its sound through stings, a soundboard, and the body of the guitar. An electric would produce sound through the strings, but uses electronic amplification that allows you to hear the sound.

How many different types of are there? -- There are 100's of guitar out there. I have taken the time to list of few a the more popular ones below. This sis not a complete list, just the ones you are more likely to come across. Here they are:

Classic Acoustic -- You've got your standard 6 string here. 3 bass strings and 3 treble stings make up the Classic. If you looked up generic guitar in the dictionary, it would be a picture of tone of these. This is all you need to start jamming some tunes.

The Flamenco Guitar -- A little bit more advanced this Spanish guitar uses a little bit different strumming pattern than you will learn on the Classical guitar.

Steel-String Guitar -- Thinking of accompanying you guitar playing with some Folk singing? Then you will probably want to play a steel-string guitar eventually. It gives you the crisp sound you hear in a lot of Folk music. Very nice sound.

12 String -- It has just that: 12 string instead of 6 and produces more a 'chorus' effect than a standard 6-string. It was a favorite of Rock Bands in the 60's and 70's looking for unique sounds.

Gibson Arch-top Guitar -- If you know guitars, then you've heard of Gibson. They are one of the all-time great guitar designers. Blues and Jazz players alike made this their go to guitar.

Acoustic bass guitar -- These bass have a hollow wooden body and four strings. They are tuned to E,A,D, and G which is an octave below the lower four strings of a regular 6-string guitar.

Banjo -- It's kind of a novelty guitar with the round body attached to the standard neck. They can have 2, 3, or 4 strings, maybe even 6 sometimes. Made famous by the back wood folks.

I think the more people to play, the better. It's such a nice sound and it really is relatively easy to learn some basic chords. With a couple of quick lessons, I think you will be amazed at what you will be able to do.




Find all kind of free information about acoustic guitar lessons at www.acoustic-guitar-lessons.org. Also you can learn more about how to learn to play electric guitar.

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