MR.Pie: Should i start with electric guitar or acoustic guitar? Which is better for beginners?
Hi i have experience in piano so i think it should be fairly easy. Which guitar should i start with. I have no experience on the guitar. Please tell me the reasons why i should start on that guitar. im thinking of buying an electric. What do you recommend.
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Answer by tyler w
whichever you desire! =D
Electric definitely. The strings are much easier to press down and you can see your fingers more easier. Oh, and piano won’t help you that much. Maybe a little for reading notes, but mostly no.Answer by ±þÕÜ Ð
acoustic guitarAnswer by Emma M
Starting with electric can be easier because the strings are lighter, but if you’re really serious about becoming a good guitar play, I’d suggest starting with acoustic because once you get used to that electric will be a breeze. I started with electric and strummed around for a bit, but I didn’t get serious until I picked up an acoustic and really started learning.Answer by Rogue
I started on an acoustic but ended up buying a cheap 100 dollar one which once I got my electric, sounded like crap in comparison and I ended up never really picking it up again. If you buy an acoustic it will help build calluses a lot faster but also hurt your finger a lot more in the beginning. Make sure if you get an acoustic you go for a slightly better model then an entry level, like the Epiphone Hummingbird or Aj-500. Acoustic guitar is beautiful sounding and you can play rock songs on it still, it will just sound a little different(not a bad thing though). Electric is easier to play and hold since they are built smaller. Remember when you buy an electric that you also have to get an amp, cable, strap, and case a long with it making it a but harder to make sure you don;t spend too much without buying crap. Guitar is very different from piano though as in almost all sheetmusic for it is in Tab and you really will never use your note reading abilities. Guitar is great but you have to stick with it. Pick your guitar up each day even if it is only for 15 minutes!
current guitar, looks awesome in white)Answer by mistir lou
Id say electric but piano wont help you at all it only helps with finger speed lol gh addict and ex 4 year piano playerAnswer by Michael M
I know this probably isn’t the answer you want to hear but acoustic DEFINITELY. I had played piano for 6 years before I wanted to pick up guitar thought the same thing. I figured since I ultimately wanted to play electric that’s what I’d buy instead of “wasting” money on an acoustic that I wouldn’t use really. Any advanced guitarist will tell you to start on acoustic though. The strings are harder to press and everything but that is what will make you good. If you can play well on acoustic that is tougher to play on you’ll be able to SHRED the electric. Same with piano which you have probably realized. I regular is harder than a keyboard but better to learn on. I just bought a cheap acoustic Yamaha from Costco when I started out. I mainly play electric now but I still like to play certain songs on acoustic or haul it around my house and play. Anyway,
I can’t stress this enough: If you are serious about guitar and want to learn it the best way go acoustic first. Stick with it till you feel really confident about your playing and then buy an electric. I was impatient too but when I got to the point where I knew I was ready for an electric I was glad I had practice on acoustic. As a piano player you should be able to pick up really quick. BTW go to the musiciansfriend or guitarcenter website. Maybe Costco too like what I did. lol. Pick out a maybe a cheap Yamaha, Fender, Epiphone, Ibanez… whatever. I wouldn’t spend much over 200 bucks though for a beginner guitar. Your best bet is for around 150 bucks. And don’t learn with a capo. You don’t want to depend on one of those things.Answer by Lester G
You should consider the music you like and want to be able to play and then decide which guitar is more appropriate for that music. You can learn on either electric or acoustic so what’s most important is getting the motivation you need to keep practicing until you succeed. You will be more motivated with a guitar that’s right for your music. If that’s an electric, then great.Answer by Alice Lockwood
Electric is easier on your fingers because the neck is typically thinner and the tension on the strings is less than on an acoustic.
Having said that, if you do go with electric, don’t overlook the importance of a good amp. The amp makes all the difference in the tone of your sound.Answer by sportsandmusicprofessional
acoustic guitar are easier to play than electric guitars. I would say acoustic but its your money.
and acoustics are cheeper uncase you decide to stop….Answer by JesseJr13
Hey, I started on piano, and then learned guitar. you definetly wanna start on acoustic.
First, because acoustic strings are more tight and you strengthen your fingers more than on electric. You also don’t have to deal with amps and stuff. And if you learn to play acoustic well, you’ll be able to play electric easily. Acoustic is definetly the way to go.
Hope this helps~!Answer by sirknightbyron
Hey im a piano player that wanted to learn guitar too
I started with electric guitar for like 12 years and eventually bought an acoustic, there is no comparison, the electric guitar, with the right action is much easier to learn onAnswer by XYZ
Okay, what I am about to tell you is not just my opinion. I did a good bit of research before I started playing guitar and this was of course the first question I had. There is an older mind set that beginners must start on acoustic. This is partially due to the fact that back in the day electric guitars and amps were very expensive but these days you can get a decent amp and guitar very cheap. A $ 200 electric will play pretty darn well, but a $ 200 acoustic is going to play like crap and probably sound like crap as well. Most all guitar professionals these days will tell you the most important thing is getting the type of guitar used in the type of music you enjoy. Any new guitarist will tell you that the hardest thing about learning guitar is making yourself practice and of course sticking with it. If you do not enjoy acoustic style music you will be much less inclined to pick up an acoustic guitar and practice. An acoustic may be fine when you are just working on your chords but once you start playing songs, if you are in to Slipknot it won’t sound too cool on an acoustic. Some make the point that playing acoustic will make your fingers stronger. That may be true, but why would your fingers need to be strong enough to play an acoustic if you only want to play electric? That just makes no sense. If electric is what you like then that is what you shoud start on. I can’t really give amp and guitar recommendations witout knowing your budget though.Answer by Softball Babe 😀
i started off with the acoustic guitar then ended up getting an electric they were both evenly “hard” for me. do whatever one u like more.
and i would rent one first so if u end up not liking it then u can give it back and if u buy it and dont like it then u have to keep it. or sell it. but i would rent it if i were u.Answer by Zack Dowling
definitely start with acoustic. Its harder to play, which will condition your fingers to press harder, then go to electric so it will be much easier
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