Learning to play guitar can be intimidating, especially if you're an older student. There are some steps you can take to help feel more prepared for the lesson, and they are as follows. Get Your Guitar and Associated Peripherals Unless your instructor is handling this, you will need to make sure you have a guitar. Most people find they prefer to start with an acoustic guitar, and this is mostly because it's simpler.
- Learning a new music instrument as an adult is a much different experience than learning as a child, but it doesn't have to be harder. The process of getting started and easing yourself into playing and practice habits can sometimes be a challenge, so here are three tips for having the best possible experience with your new instrument. Rent, Don't Buy If you suddenly feel the urge to pick up an instrument, you may be tempted to buy the instrument of your choice outright so you can get to practicing as soon as possible.
- Long drives at night aren't always enjoyable, but they might be unavoidable. If flying is out of the question for some reason, and buses and trains aren't feasible, you may find driving from midnight to dawn your next best plan. To deal with a tedious night trek, think about subscribing to a diverse music streaming service. The lateness of the hour and your mood may dictate listening to a particular selection of tunes.
- Are you a choir teacher at your local high school? If so, that must mean that you have a passion for music. In fact, it's very likely that you were in choir while you were in school, too. Maybe you always knew that you'd be a choir teacher. Are you looking for new ways to add fun to your choir classes? If so, from arranging for pop-up opera right at school to preparing Christmas-based flash mob presentations, here are some ideas that might help you.
- Vintage guitars are the embodiment of beauty — both physical and musical. If you are lucky enough to have one or more of these beautiful instruments in your possession, then you want to take great care of it. Here are some common mistakes to avoid in your care. Mistake #1: Storing the guitar in a humid home. In many homes, humidity levels fluctuate quite significantly throughout the year. This is not good for your older guitar.