A Conversation for How to Buy a Guitar
Graywolf22 Started conversation Oct 10, 2003
This entry is a great guide for beginners. I can only see one problem. It is a myth that electric guitars must be played through an amp. This certainly is true if you have an audience, as they arent very loud on their own, but just for practice, they are fine without an amp. Good Job anyway.
djryan Posted Oct 22, 2003
The problem with playing an electric guitar without an amp is that it has a habit of muting any mistakes you might make. I've noticed that when I play 'unplugged' I think I'm doing pretty well, but once I plug into my (admittedly small) amplifier I can sound horrendous as any small mistake I make is very noticeable.
GTR Music Posted Mar 30, 2010
I agree totally. I sit in front of the TV everynight practising (sad I know). My mistakes only become obvious through an amp but also the muscles used sitting down playing are different to those when playing standing up in a live situation.
All that said, any practice is better than no practice.
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