No, you don't. It's perfectly fine to start with the Electric Guitar. My first guitar was electric, and my guitar teacher says that it makes no difference either way. Just get what you like. There is one factor to consider though. You don't want the strings to be too far from the frets, or after a while it will end up slicing through your fingers and making them bleed. I suggest you go to a local music store where you are allowed to try the Guitars before you buy one. As a beginner, you obviously don't know how to play, but you can still see how hard you have to press your fingers on the strings to get the strings to touch the frets (frets are the metal bars on the guitar neck). Pick a guitar that doesn't make you press your fingers too hard. But remember, it still makes no difference whether it's acoustic or electric; that is your preferance. If you need additional help in choosing a guitar, ask an employee at the music store. Most music stores have employees that are musicians themselves, so you'll probably be able to get some good advice from a guitarist who works there. All the music stores in my area have some very helpful Guitarists working in the stores. Don't be afraid to ask them for advice.
I've found that, no, you don't have to know acoustic to learn electric, but it sure helps to start out on an acoustic. The strings are fatter and usually the action is higher relative to an electric. Yes it's true, your fingers are going to hurt, and they probably will bleed, but things will only get easier with persistence. Starting on an acoustic guitar will help strengthen your fingers (ESPECIALLY for string bends) and build the callouses up on the tips of the fingers on your fretting hand a lot faster. You'll need those, or else every time you pick up the guitar it will feel like you're just starting out, and it'll take you longer to get used to it.
Pain in your wrists and other joints can be a sign of poor technique and you can hurt yourself this way, but it's going to hurt a bit regardless if you're just starting out and you're talking about developing your fingers, and the muscles in your hands that you probably never used in that way before. Once you get proficient enough on the acoustic, you'll be flying on an electric when you make the switch. Trust me it works.
well it all depends on whether you can actually play it and you may need lessons and who knows how long it will take you to pick it up some people have natural talent.
I only know of 3 types of guitars:Bass guitarElectric guitar and acoustic guitar
It is a acoustic and electric, I don't know the model but the brand is Jedson.
As far as I know, mandolin, bass guitar, piano, acoustic guitar, electric guitar.
You mean an electro acoustic (that's just what I call em but ya know)? That would be the pickup situated inside the body of the body of the guitar.
hetfield used the acoustic guitar and keeps it on top of his electric guitar, when the song is done he puts it away or throws it, i dont know
Well, it depends. Electric guitar is recommend for begginers. That's what i started out with. Because on the Acoustic, the frets are harder to reach and strum. On the electric guitar the guitar does most of the work. There's no need for reaching all the way to the frets. While the electric guitar generates sound, the acoustic vibrates, thus making sounds. So, i would suggest on trying electric first. Then, when your good, you can try acoustic. Hope this helped. It's all about preference, it has nothing to do with beginner or not... I learned how to play on an acoustic and switched to electric later. It all depends on what type of music you want to play, not how long you've been playing... I agree with both of them. This is what I experience from my friend and I and we both play guitar. She plays electric and acoustic guitars (She likes acoustic the most). I play acoustic and its easier beginning with it (you can dominate electric guitar after playing the acoustic). But I think it would be better to start out with a basic acoustic guitar. An electric guitar would be the next level, for people who can afford one, and can play an acoustic. An electric guitar is also hard to carry(They're made of metal and plastic)and aren't cheap enough to get rid of or repair. The acoustic guitar isn't only used for country( i hate country music... but i play acoustic!)it can be used for all kinds of things that you would probably want to know. Lets face the facts, you don't usually see an electric guitar player doing a solo. Electric guitar is better with more equipment and other people playing drums, e.t.c. So unless you are a hard-core rocker, or just think electric's better and cooler and want to take on these problems, go with the electric.
This is what I experienced from my friend and I and we both play guitar. She plays electric and acoustic guitar (She likes acoustic the most). I play acoustic and its easier beginning with it (you can dominate electric guitar after playing the acoustic). But I think it would be better to start out with a basic acoustic guitar. An electric guitar would be the next level, for people who can afford one, and can play an acoustic. An electric guitar is also hard to carry(They're made of metal and plastic)and aren't cheap enough to get rid of or repair. The acoustic guitar isn't only just used for country( i hate country music... but i play acoustic!)it can be used for all kinds of things that you would probably want to know. Lets face the facts, you don't usually see an electric guitar player doing a solo on their porch. Electric guitar is better with more equipment and other people playing drums, e.t.c. But it just looks cool and has more varieties of sounds (with gear). So unless you are a hard-core rocker, or just think electric's better and cooler and want to take on these problems, go with the electric.
There are many differences:an electric guitar can be plugged into an amp, while an acoustic guitar can't.An acoustic guitar has a completely different sound (acoustic is usually used for country and western music, while electric used for music like rock and metal)acoustic guitars are always hollow with a is hole right under the strings. While electric guitars can be hollow so that they weigh less, they never have a hole under the strings.the sound of an electric guitar comes from the amp and can be changed and rearranged to be more base like, louder, softer, ext. while the sound of an acoustic comes from the guitar itself as the sound echoes through the body.an acoustic guitar is much more portable because it is lighter and doesn't need a heavy amp to produce sound.acoustic guitars good for beginners because they are generally cheaper and easier to playAcoustic guitars have a bigger body than an electric.electric guitars have a longer neck so that you can hit higher notesthe body of an acoustic is generally made of wood while an electric body is made of (I'm actually not sure what an electric body is made of, improve this answer if you know)Also, if you want an acoustic sound while also being able to make it louder, you can attach a pick-up to it to make an electric-acoustic guitar or you can just buy an electric-acoustic guitar from the start.
Well this should help you- Short Answer- An Acoustic as what I know is a Guitar called the Acoustic Guitar or Acoustic and it is a non Electrical Guitar. You should read this Long Answer- An Acoustic as what I know is a Guitar called the Acoustic Guitar or Acoustic and it is a non Electrical Guitar. It is made out of wood of all kinds, Maple, Basswood and each different wood makes a difference to the sound that it will make. for example- Maple would perform a soft and comfortable sound as a Basswood would make a nice crisp sound and is one of the most common wood made for the Acoustic Guitar. The Acoustic Guitar does not need an amp or anything all you need is A Guitar, maybe a Pick and a hand. ALL BEGINNERS SHOULD START ON THE ACOUSTIC- trust me I private train on the Acoustic and have just started Electric and trust me start on Acoustic. Peace out!
thinner than an acoustic guitar , you'll know one a mile away , either you get this big predominantly wooden looking guitar , or a thin guitar with different colors like red black or blue , the shapes are unmistakable from an acoustic.
using acoustic strings on an electric does not damage the guitar. tightening them too tight does. acoustic strings tend to be thicker than electric strings, so all you have to do is just tune lower to avoid putting too much stress on the neck. i just want to know why they use different materials to make them. ============ Answer No the strings are completely different. It would be much harder to play an electric even if for some reason you did put them on. And you definitely don't want to mix the two! ================ I'd be inclined to think that stringing thicker, shorter acoustic strings on an electric guitar would actually damage the electric guitar. It wasn't built to withstand that kind of string tension. The reverse can be done -- using electric strings on an acoustic guitar -- but you won't get a great deal of tone or attack. Great for a very easy-playing acoustic guitar for songwriting and low-volume playing, though.
the acoustic guitar originated in africa, then migrated to europe, then came to the U.S. where it took the shape we know today. Electrics weren't around until the 30's or 40's
He play acoustic and he can play electric but rarely does and as for the brand I know he like yamaha(:
Aly and Aj, apart from other various instruments do play guitar. They know how to play acoustic and electric guitar. Guitar is the most important instrument they use in their music.
The acoustic guitar is over 5,000 years old so we do not know the actual person.
You can use any electric guitar just like an acoustic, but the main differences are the action (string distance from the neck) and possibly the width of the neck. Electric guitars may have narrower necks and the action height is usually closer to the neck. Action can be adjusted in electric guitars. As far as I know, all electric guitars have steel strings with varying thicknesses for flexibility. Some acoustic guitars have nylon for the same purpose.
I think it doesn't matter if you learn on an acoustic guitar or an electric guitar. One thing to know is that steel strings are hard on your fingers until the ends of your fingers start to toughen up, so sometimes it is an advantage to start off learning on a nylon string acoustic guitar. But it doesn't really matter, use what ever guitar you have but it is hard at the start and you need to persevere.
First, try getting a guitar (I recommend an acoustic guitar, electric-acoustic or straight acoustic). Then get a guitar learning book (try Acoustic Guitar Primer, For Beginners).After this try to find a guitar teacher. Practice during the time when you try to get a schedule. During the time between practice meets, practice at least thirty minutes a day.Stick with the guitar for a month(don't worry i know it hurts). Wait until your fingers start to callus or harden until you try to do harder and faster songs. Use finger grease, it works a lot. Try to learn chords first, they're easier on the fingers. Then learn scales to speed up your fingers. After that, learn how to play tabs, which will make you sound better. These are the basic things to know.More:After mastering acoustic, try electric.
they are Gibson and fenders What I recall: - Gibson Flying V electric guitar - Gibson Les Paul electric guitar - Gibson Hummingbird acoustic guitar (which House bought new to replace an old guitar) - Fender Stratocaster electric guitar - A steel guitar, don't know model I think the last two are gone. Maybe Gibson is making product placement in the show, huh?
Usually the most expensive! Seriously though, you need to know what type of guitar you have and acoustic/electric are two type not one. I will assume you mean semi-acoustic which means you have and accoustic. Starting from the top you can either have electric or an acoustic. if its acoustic you can have two types of strings. One being steel string and the other being nylon stings. Just make sure the guitar was made for the strings you put on as it can bend the neck of the guitar if they are the wrong ones. Classical guitars are always nylon strings. If you have and electric guitar then you need electric guitar strings. Now the only other real variation other than gimick strings like the wax coated steel strings for accoustic guitars is what gauge your strings are. Gauge is how much tension the strings will need to form the note that you are tuning to. I would advise finding out first from a experienced person as to what gauge you should use as using the wrong one on the wrong guitar can be disasterous. Hope this helps!
We don't know for sure. The Satanic Sessions volume 2 present most of the basic track takes for the song. There is only drums, an acoustic guitar and the eletric slide guitar. Keith overdubbed another acoustic guitar later. If Keith is playing the acoustic on the basic track, we can admit than Jones is playing the electric slide. However, one possible alternative would be that Jagger is playing the acoustic while Keith is playing the slide guitar. We don't know for sure, but I would assume that is is Brian who plays it.
Well electric guitar has lower action, meaning the distance of the strings from the fingerboard (the top of the neck, the neck is the long bit in case you don't know) is a bit less than that of an acoustic. Lower action means it is easier to push down the strings onto the fingerboard. Acoustic is easier to play by the fact that you just pick up and play, no need to plug anything in, no need to buy any amps, cables etc. So personally I think that you should start out on an electric rather than an acoustic since it will be easier for your fingers thus hopefully encouraging you to continue playing the instrument in the future. But you should go to a guitar store, or someones house of whom you know and has guitars and try out both electric and acoustic guitars. See which one YOU like.
Answer: This is going to be really hard to answer because I am sure there are small town companies that specialize a certain type of guitar that no one's heard of. That may sound unlikely, but it could be true you never know. Anyway, here is a list of some TYPES of guitars, not BRANDS or COMPANIES. (i.e. Ibanez, Gibson.) Feel free to add any that aren't included in the list. Hollowbody Semi-Hollow Acoustic Folk Guitar Electric Guitar Baritone Guitar Double-Neck Guitar Pedal Steel Guitar Lap Steel Guitar Acoustic-Electric Flamenco Guitar bass guitar
Frets are marked on the bass guitar the same way as they are on the electric guitar or acoustic guitar. Metal lines run across the neck. If you're talking about a fretless bass then you shouldn't have to ask this question. It would be a big mistake to try learn the fretless bass before the standard bass. The frets are in the same positions but you should instinctively know where your fingers should be before advancing to fretless