To learn how to play the acoustic guitar is often the first step for guitar players, even for electric guitar players. One reason may be that the guitar produces sounds without amplifiers, power or effects. The sound can also be richer and more appealing as it’s pure and has had no artificial additives. The acoustic guitar should never be discounted as inferior to the electric guitar; it has been used in many classic songs and can be used in place of the electric guitar in many others, just think of all the classic unplugged albums released.
Another advantage when you learn how to play the acoustic guitar is that it sounds better when played by an average player, one who can form only a few chords. The fret board and string arrangement is the same as on an electric guitar, this allows methods from one type to be used on the other.
The first step is the basic one, learn your way round the guitar until you are comfortable with how you will hold it and play it. Make sure you can reach the various strings and frets comfortably.
Like all instruments it’s better to start to learn how to play the acoustic guitar slowly and improve with practice, purchase or download a tableaux which will show where your fingers must press down the strings on to the frets in order to create the chords. With practice you will be able to create more and more complicated chords and then use them in sequences in order to play songs and tunes.
There are many ways to hold your hand to make a chord and to press the keys; this is another thing to learn with practice. You can practice these finger combination without the guitar in order to get used to the possibilities and combination that are possible. The more you rehearse the quicker you will be able to play the combination and with more variety. Learn how to play the acoustic guitar today!