How To Buy Your First Acoustic Guitar

October 17, 2014
This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Beginners Workshop

this is my choice of guitars

Before you start playing the guitar, it is important to choose the right one. In this article, we discuss some of the aspects you should think about before you can decide which one fits your needs. At the end of this post, we provide some recommendations for specific acoustic guitar models.

Why Acoustic?

First of all you should know that this post only considers acoustic guitars. But even if you want to play an electric guitar, an acoustic one could be the right choice at the beginning of your “career” for several reasons.

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How to hold the guitar

October 24, 2014
This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Beginners Workshop
the standard position

the standard position

In this short tutorial, I want to show you how to hold your guitar correctly.

Before we start to learn our first chords to play the guitar, we have to hold it correctly. Holding the guitar properly does not only influence your whole picking and strumming techniques but is also very important to prevent medical problems with your back in the future, after several years of playing the guitar. We start with the right sitting position and the according angles of the guitar and your hands. But for “coolness” and convenience reasons, we will talk about a few relaxed positions for everyday and outdoor usage at the end of the article too.

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How to Tune a Guitar

November 17, 2014
This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Beginners Workshop
Equipment for Tuning a Guitar

Tuning Equipment

This is the third tutorial of our Beginners Workshop. Today we want to tune a guitar the first time. The tuning of your guitar is very important, even during short practice sessions. If your guitar is out of tune, your chords and riffs will always sound wrong. That does not only reduce the fun while playing but can be very frustrating too (especially for beginners). In this tutorial I will explain the arrangement and designation of the guitar strings and I will introduce different techniques to tune your guitar. Even when you already tuned a guitar a few times, this tutorial might contain some useful tips you did not know yet.

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