What is the Guitar?
The guitar is a string instrument played by plucking/strumming a string, causing it to vibrate. This vibration is then amplified through different means depending on the type of guitar. For an acoustic guitar, the amplification is by the body of the guitar via the sound hole, and for an electric guitar, it is achieved through a pickup. Different notes can be produced by pinching the string at a fret (AKA shortening the string) to increase the frequency of the vibration, thus producing a higher pitch. The guitar has 6 strings that can be tensioned differently, but under standard tuning, the lowest note that can be produced is an E.
How hard is it to play?
Initial stages of learning the guitar will require players to learn fingering for chords and individual notes. Playing the guitar requires intensive hand and finger training, which may lead to painful blisters forming on the fingers, especially for beginner players. However, the instrument itself is relatively cheap and portable, with decent beginner guitars being available for prices as low as $200.
Why should I learn it?
The guitar is a versatile instrument used in a variety of genres ranging from country to rock, to heavy metal and jazz. It can play multiple notes at once in the form of chords to create beautiful harmonies. Guitars are great for playing solo or in a band, and skills learnt through guitar lessons can be applied to other instruments such as the electric bass.
Types of Guitar Lessons
Private Guitar Lessons
One-on-one personal instruction with an experienced guitar teacher. Individualised teaching allows for targeted lessons based on what you need as a student, greatly enhancing the learning experience and efficiency.