Essential Guitar Accessories

After the exciting but somewhat overwhelming experience of choosing your first guitar, your next concern would have to be buying guitar accessories. These guitar accessories are important to every guitar player and you must have them with you every time you play your guitar.

Among the essential guitar accessories are:

• Guitar picks – They are the most commonly used guitar accessory that every guitar player should invest in. They come in different sizes, colors and thickness. There are stores that offer a wide variety of them such as the excellent dimarzio area prewired pickguards at musicians friend. It is advisable that you buy a few of them. The very thin ones are best in helping you learn how to strum well while those with medium thickness are ideal when learning how to play notes individually.

• Strings – Having spare strings can save you from a lot of stress especially when you need to play your guitar for a performance. It is important that you know how to replace your guitar strings on your own.

• Tuner – Tuning aids such as electronic tuners and tuning fork provide a quick and precise way of keeping your guitar in tune. Choose those that are suitable for the type of guitar that you have.

• Straps and guitar case – Guitar straps help prevent your shoulders from getting sore especially if you’re using a slightly heavy guitar while a sturdy case does not only protect your guitar from unnecessary damage but it also allows you to conveniently carry your guitar with you when you travel.

Other important guitar accessories include music stand, slide, display folder and the capo. Knowing how to choose the right ones does not only make you enjoy your guitar more but more importantly, help you enhance your guitar playing skills.

 

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Choosing His First Guitar

When our son expressed his interest in learning how to play the guitar, we started browsing online to see how much guitar costs these days. We have also looked into some shops at the mall whenever we have the chance. It seems that there are more than one type of guitar, and you can’t just buy any guitar without determining first what type of music you really want to play. You don’t want to waste your money buying an electric guitar when what you really want to pursue is playing acoustic music, right? So we talked to our son about it, so that we can decide which type of guitar we should save up for. He has been looking online as well, at websites that sell different guitars such as electric guitars and acoustic guitar including the handsome classic blueridge guitar. He also said that he’ll be saving up the money the Christmas money that he will get from his aunts, uncles and grandparents so that he can have the funds he need to buy the guitar that he wants. I just hope we find a store that sells affordable guitars so that he doesn’t have to spend most of his savings on one.

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Saving Up for a Guitar

Both of our children are expressing their interest in music. Our youngest son has been learning how to play the piano on his own. He usually goes online and he would watch videos and tutorials on how to play the piano. We are actually amazed with how quickly he is able to learn to play songs just by watching tutorials online. Our oldest son has been listening to music a lot and he has actually told us that he wanted to learn how to play the guitar. We are saving up for a guitar right now, in fact whenever we visit the mall, we would look at the guitars that are on display so that we can have an idea of how much they cost. We are also looking into other musical instruments and accessories such as the blue microphone that we saw last weekend. They may need them in some future school activities.

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