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From Our Friends at Breedlove: Selecting An Acoustic Guitar: A Buyers Guide To Finding The Right Instrument

From Our Friends at Breedlove: Selecting An Acoustic Guitar: A Buyers Guide To Finding The Right Instrument

#repost from our friends at Breedlove:

Buying a guitar should be easy. It’s just about the nicest thing you can do for yourself, a friend or a loved one! But with all of the guitar options to choose from, it can be overwhelming. We’ve developed this handy guide—which you can use for any brand, not just Breedlove—to make the process easier.

If you have time, we suggest reading through to learn everything you need to know. If you’re in a crunch, the Quick Tips for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Players will give you enough information to make a wise gift giving guitar decision.

Download the digital guide here.

For more great Breedlove Blog posts visit https://breedlovemusic.com/acoustic-guitar-blog.

 

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Top 5 Absolute Beginner Acoustic Guitar Online Starting Spots

Top 5 Absolute Beginner Acoustic Guitar Online Starting Spots

There has been a huge surge in interest to learn to play acoustic guitar with the extra time spent at home that 2020 has brought to our lives.  

We've been proud to help many find their or members of their family's first guitar and look forward to putting the right guitar into the hands of countless others.  However, starting to play guitar can seem intimidating, overwhelming and, at times, complex.

We get it and we've been there so in anticipation of that exciting moment when you get your first guitar, here are some links, tips & videos* to help get you started:

#1 ~ Learn The Parts Of The Guitar

(hey, none of us were born with this information ☺️) 

https://youtu.be/Fs5RjfUDRmM

#2 ~ Watch This When You First Pick Up To Play

https://youtu.be/J-f5mm44JPc

#3 ~ Download A Teaching/Chords Song App

After you get the hang of it and want to read music for all sorts of popular and amazing songs, we recommend (based on nothing else other than what we have found helpful) the Ultimate Guitar APP.  

It will bring up the chords, lyrics and music at a pace you select.  There are plenty of others from guitar manufactures, musicians and guitar instructors, this is simply one to have a place to start. 

#4 ~ Find Songs You Love

Of course, simply google your favorite genre and songs to learn to play and the basic chords of C, D, G, F, A (to initially start). If you love and know the song, you'll be more inspired to learn. 

Obviously there are a bizzilion Youtube videos out there for playing, but narrowing it down to songs or artists you love can provide a little extra inspiration. 

We happen to think the Free Access option from guitartricks.com is a fun place to start as well, we love the "Learn These Rolling Stones Songs" https://www.guitartricks.com/blog/rolling-stones-songs, but they have artists for every taste of music, so pick your favorites!  


#5 ~ Find Social Media Musicians To Follow That Make It Fun


Although we are huge fans of Ryan Roxie https://ryanroxie.com/ for learning and playing electric guitar, after checking in on Acoustic Guitar Magazine's https://acousticguitar.com/ posts, we also love to follow Gabriella Quevedo (https://www.youtube.com/user/Gabriella9797/videos | gabriellaquevedo97 on instagram | https://www.facebook.com/GabriellaQuevedo9797/about/
 
* Rockin' Instruments does not control the content or privacy policies of the websites included in this blog post. 
A Glossary Guide To Types of Guitar Woods (Tonewoods) and Components

A Glossary Guide To Types of Guitar Woods (Tonewoods) and Components

One of the most common FAQ topics we get here, and virtually every guitar dealer or manufacturer out there, is about guitar wood. When anyone first sees the term 'Ovangkol', ourselves included, we wondered how the heck to pronounce it (that would be: oh-van-gual), let alone know the use in a guitar. 

So here are some of the most commonly used guitar wood definitions and how it impacts playing or the guitar itself (based on many writers on the subject):

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