Learning a musical instrument is a great idea and the guitar seems to be one of the most popular musical instruments that most people with a little bit of practice can easily master.
One of the first questions you need to sort out when you first start to play the guitar is which type of guitar you wish to learn on, or play first, an acoustic guitar or electric. It seems the overwhelming answer for most people is, “it depends on the person and which one they prefer”. There is really is no right or wrong answer to this and you can always change your mind at any stage, so it seems the one you pick is the right choice for you.
With this in mind, there are some benefits in choosing to play an acoustic guitar over an electric one and these are:
- Acoustic Guitars are Much More Affordable
There many different types of acoustic guitars for beginners, intermediate to advance specialty guitars and they are priced accordingly.
An acoustic guitar is a complete unit and does not need any extras, but to play an electric guitar you need the guitar, an amplifier, cables and a power supply.
There is huge range acoustic guitars available for about $200 or less, it really would be hard to find a reasonable electric guitar and amp for that price
One of the great things about an acoustic guitar is you can just pick it up and go anywhere. There is no need to plug it in and there is no power needed
This makes going to your guitar lessons so much easier and you can practice any place you like
- Acoustic is much simpler
All you need to do is take it from the case tune it and play. No complicated knobs and settings on the guitar or amp.
There is always the option of an electric acoustic guitar, which can be played with or without power if you want the best of both
- It’s easier to learn the basics
Most people will find it easier to learn the basic on an acoustic guitar as there are many songs you can learn with just a few simple chords. This seems to be a much easier and less frustrating way to learn for beginners.
- Song Writing
A lot of people learn to play the guitar because they wish to write songs, not necessary to perform and an acoustic guitar is the perfect instrument for this. Of course, anything can also be done on an electric guitar, it just involves more steps or hassles which when starting out you really don’t need.
It’s quite realistic if you wish to start writing songs with the help of a guitar and it can be done very quickly, whether you want to be a solo songwriter/singer, perform with others in a band or just a songwriter. You can start writing lyrics and tunes with the knowledge of just a few chords
Learning the guitar can be exciting and stimulating for anyone, acoustic guitars are a much more affordable than electric models and they are also fully portable making them easier for learning beginners. They are also much simpler to play and learn basic song writing