Of all the musical instruments that I tried learning, the acoustic guitar is one of those that I’m glad that chose to learn. I learned how to play the piano, violin and ukulele at an early age and got interested with acoustic guitar during my teen years. I thought that acoustic guitar were for boys so I was actually resisting the temptation to learn it with the other musical instruments.
When some of my peers were hooked into it, I decided to try and learning it with them. One of the things that I discovered is that acoustic guitar is one of the most easy to learn and very convenient as well. Though it’s a lot similar to a ukulele, with acoustic guitar, I feel like I’m playing something real..something more serious than the ukulele.
Aside from easy learning, I can also play anytime and anywhere. I can bring the acoustic guitar even without its casing or bag unlike the violin that should be put in its case to avoid serious damage, my acoustic guitar is very convenient and does not look awkward to bring along especially that it does not have any spare parts needed to bring.
When you only have 1 acoustic guitar to share with your friends, they can still join the jamming session by singing along with the melody and music. I love most especially the sound the string produces. You can go as loud or as quiet and melancholic as you want. Its versatility allows you to be able to play different genres with it, even rock music.
Maintaining an acoustic guitar is neither that hard nor expensive. You just have to make sure it’s clean and for best quality sound, one should restring often or change the guitar strings. This is actually one secret to producing best quality sound from the acoustic guitar.
Aside from that, learning the acoustic guitar is very fun. You can either learn all by yourself, or learn with other guitar players. You can also either teach yourself via online, get a friend to teach you or get a formal instructor. Either way, if you are serious about learning how to play the acoustic guitar, you don’t really need a formal instruction, the other mentioned choices are also qualified to give you that as long as you yourself are interested to really learn how to play.
Why I choose to play the acoustic guitar? Well, aside from all of the above mentioned and more, It is my favorite musical instrument.
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