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I like rock music a lot, that’s why, one of the things I really wanted to do ever since I was a kid was to play electric guitar; one of my favorite bands when I was a kid was Pearl Jam, I still listen to them, and I just loved the way they played those great; I desperately wanted to learn how to play.

Later on, when I began to practice guitar I realized that starting to play with an electric guitar is not the best idea; the first guitar I had was an acoustic guitar and a friend of mine had an electric guitar, when I made a chord on the electric guitar and I realized that my fingers weren’t prepared for the metal strings, so that was the moment I knew that I need to practice a lot on an acoustic guitar.

Acoustic guitars are better to start learning guitar, they are easier to handle and the songs that you can play when you are a beginner are easier to play on an acoustic guitar due to a lot of reasons.

It is better to learn on an acoustic guitar, and let me go ahead and give you a couple of reasons why I believe that learning from zero with an electric guitar is not the appropriate way to go.

1. Metal strings might hurt your fingers. By the time you start taking your first steps as a musician, your fingers are not used to the strings, I can tell you that if you don’t learn on an acoustic guitar, the electric guitar strings will hurt your fingers a lot more than if you start with an acoustic guitar with nylon strings, and this is the main reason why I think that an acoustic guitar is less difficult to handle.

2. Classical guitars are not heavy. Classical guitars are not as heavy as electric guitars, which is another reason why electric guitars are a little bit more difficult to handle; if you have the ability to dominate the weight of the guitar with your hands from the very first day, it will be a lot easier to learn the basics of the guitar.

3. The fret board is smaller. When you are starting to play guitar, one of the first lessons is to learn all the chords; it is more comfortable for you to dominate major and minor chords on a guitar that has a wider fret board, so it gives you more room to place your fingers, and when you are mastering the chords, you need it.

My recommendation to you is to go out there, buy an acoustic guitar and start practicing the chords, after you know a song or two, you can start considering in getting your electric guitar; I personally believe that you can have more fun playing an electric guitar, well, I believee that because my favorite type of music is rock music, never the less it is important to learn to play guitar on an acoustic guitar and then move on to the electric guitar. Good luck and have a great day.


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