"Sound like how I started...when my brother wasn't playing it, I was. One of the main questions you have to ask is How far do you want to go with your playing? If you just want to knock out a few common tunes then any book of first position…"
"A lot of it depends on the type of music you're listening to. Each genre has its own style. I think playing any rhythm is a lost art that often gets overlooked. I listen to a lot of the progressive rock from the 70's. I've heard some…"
"I agree that you have to figure out how best you learn; not everybody learns the same way. I also think all this depends on how far you want to go with the instrument. A lot of people are perfectly happy to just get a few basic chords down to…"
"I play bass in an acoustic trio (guitar, mandolin, bass) and we do a lot of open mics, etc. We're primarily a cover band but we do our own "take" on covers which, I think, helps a lot. Our guitarist says "...we don't do…"
"I'm coming into this rather late but for such a simple device a capo is sure to invite controversy. I have a few thoughts, some which, may or may not have been covered.
A good guitarist shouldn't have to rely on a capo. However they…"
"Nobody's mentioned Alvarez! I have three of them and I would put my AD60CK (with a fresh set of strings!) up against most any Gibson or Martin. There are a lot of nice guitars out there but for mine, nothing beats a Taylor."
"I can't remember the very first but we had a couple of Harmony steel strings, one flat-top, one arch-top that had a split across the top that I learned the basics on. I then got a Vox 6str which was actually a nice guitar. Then a Vox 12str; a…"