First of all, I’d like to tell you that I’ve always liked music and a couple of musical instruments best, the piano and the guitar. I also like the violin for its sad tune but it’s nothing compared to how much I like the guitar. I haven’t been a fan of guitar players and guitar music playing bands in particular, maybe because I had other preocupations… Thus I know too few names that made history with the guitar and its music (I know Pink Floyd and I love the music. Not much comes into mind right now.).
On the other hand I do listen to a lot of guitar music, especially rock music: alternative, classic, goth, some hard metal. Although it’s mostly about electric guitars these days, I like the acoustic guitar for its clearer sound and I would choose the acoustic guitar over the electric one any time. That’s not only because I like the sound of the acoustic better, but because acoustic melodies are also much better sounding. Try picturing a world of acoustic guitar melodies and a world of electric guitar melodies, which world would be more colourful?
I would have stated that learning to play the acoustic guitar for the first time is easier than learning to play the electric guitar for the first time, but that statement wouldn’t have been founded on facts because I haven’t learned how to play any of those instruments, yet. But I still think that.
As you might have guessed, my first guitar is an acoustic guitar. Actually, it’s an electro-acoustic: an acoustic guitar with a pick-up. And it sounds quite nice! I can even add distorsion and get that electric guitar feel. So now I’m left with (little money in my pockets and) learning how to play it.
I couldn’t decide, or rather I didn’t have the time to search for a guitar teacher, so for now I decided to learn some things on my own. Considering how the Internet is such a wonderful thing from where you can learn a lot of things, why should learning the guitar be excluded? I’ve started out learning some musical theory and it’s not so boring because I look forward to playing some songs and even composing, which is a thought that really keeps me going.
Right now I’m looking for some friends that might be learning the guitar for the first time themselves. Learning something new is always easier when you’re doing it with some friends. That’s something I realized after finishing school. So if you want to share your knowledge, ideas, questions, doubts, anything else about this subject, let me know about it. I hope we might help eachother learn faster and maybe play together.
Now I’ll leave you with some pictures of my first guitar, Cort EARTH 70E NAT.