Hey all. I’ve been wanting to learn an instrument for years now, and I’ve finally decided that I want to learn piano and guitar. I have a piano at my house, but no guitar. That being said, I need some recommendations on which guitar to buy. Something that would be good for learning with.
Any advice you guys have in terms of the process of learning to play would be greatly appreciated. I’m 21 right now and I never learned how to play an instrument. I’ve learned how to play a few things on the piano, like the riff from “Clocks” by Coldplay, the riff from “Remember the Name,” and the riff from “Still Dre” by Dr. Dre. That’s all. I used to be able to play the opening chords of “Smoke on the Water” by Deep Purple on the ukulele and guitar, but that was a few years ago.
My buddy just got his own apartment a few months ago, and he is a musical genius, and he frequently asks me to come over for a jam session. It’s fun, but I have no idea wtf I’m doing, and I’d like to. I’m also at the point where I’m tired of video games; I played them whenever I wasn’t at school or sports practice from the time I was 13-18. I’ve been looking for a creative outlet for a while, and learning to play an instrument is perfect. It’s a life skill, and even if you aren’t the greatest, people generally admire and respect people who are proficient at a certain instrument. I would love that.
Sorry for all the random added info. TL;DR: Which guitars should I consider buying as a beginner? What words of advice do you have for someone just learning to play an instrument?