Dry air is public enemy #1 for your guitar. It doesn’t matter if it’s hot or cold—extended dry conditions will almost always lead to cracks in an all-wood guitar. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to control the humidity around your guitar, whether it’s with a small humidifier that keeps the guitar safe inside its case, or an electronic humidifier that regulates humidity for the entire room.
So, your child wants to learn how to play the guitar. Maybe it was all their idea, or maybe you dropped a few subtle hints here and there with the picture of your child up on stage some day in your mind. Perhaps playing the guitar was once your passion, and now you want to pass that love of music down to your children.
The guitar is an incredibly fun instrument to learn and play. I got my first acoustic guitar when I was 14, and I used to love doing jam sessions with a few of my friends. It was pretty simple to learn a few beginner chords and strum along as my more experienced friends took the lead.
We’ve all been beginners at some point in time, so if you’re a beginner right now, why not start off with the right Yamaha acoustic for you. Let’s be real, being a beginner guitarist is hard for so many different reasons, don’t let a bad guitar be one.
Learning to play the guitar as a young person is one thing, but picking it up as an adult is something else entirely. Adults often have less time to practice their new craft, and less disposable income to buy their first instrument and all the other things they will need.
Aspiring guitar players often find themselves so wrapped up in the excitement of their new hobby that they neglect to notice one thing: their small hands. Guitars are manufactured to suit an average size, and those with small hands find it difficult to manipulate, or even reach, the strings. With a little research, those with smaller hands can find an instrument suitable for their size.
Whether you specialize in the electric guitar or prefer the clarity and simplicity of acoustic play, you are always working hard to become a better player. You spend long hours in the practice room, honing your skills, working on your finger work and perfecting your riffs.