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Guitar Packages for Beginners

Guitar packages for beginners are collections of musical items budding players find useful. While a starter kit can contain an acoustic guitar or an electric guitar, a beginner guitar is almost always a six-string model. Other starter-pack items include a gig bag, tuner, and a guitar strap.

What is an electric guitar?

An electric guitar is a string instrument that requires electrical power to make sound and has volume control to make the sound from the instrument louder or softer overall. Electric guitars can use nylon strings, which are gentle to the fingers when playing a chord without a pick.

What is an acoustic guitar?

An acoustic guitar only requires the strum or pluck of the strings to generate sounds, and the technique of the player, how hard or how softly the strings are strummed, determines the volume. These guitars may use either steel or nylon strings.

How do you select a starter guitar and kit?

Selecting an instrument for a new guitarist can be a daunting prospect. This is particularly true if you have no musical background or are choosing a guitar for a beginner. The following guidelines will help simplify the process.

  • Choose a musical style for beginning study. Since electric and acoustic instruments are featured in vastly different kinds of pieces, you should choose which style of music you wish to learn in advance. Let your ears guide your decision. Besides personal preference, an important and often overlooked consideration for beginners is practice space; if you live in an apartment building, playing an electric instrument will give you the option of listening to yourself through headphones rather than open air if you took the acoustic route.
  • Take stock of your musical inventory. If you already play another instrument, you may have a tuner, strap, and other accessories in your home. Taking time to look through your stash can save you from redundancy. On the other hand, if you are purchasing your first instrument, you may wish to purchase a kit containing as many of these items as possible.
  • Consult with a professional. If possible, get the advice of a music teacher, musician, or salesperson. Such persons can strum a chord or two and play on the fretboard so that you can get a sense of how an instrument sounds. They can go over the basics of a guitar, like identifying the fret marks and string names. In addition to providing lessons, string and school general instrumental teachers usually have quite a bit of experience in helping to choose a suitable first guitar.
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