When starting out often it can be hard to select which instrument to play. When the question of Acoustic or Electric is brought up, usually what comes to mind is a guitar. Did you know there are many instruments that can be either acoustic or electric? There are many great options that each of their benefits. There is acoustic and electric drum sets, violins, piano, banjo, cello and even harp! There are many different ways to play almost any instrument! With so much versatility, it is often a tough decision to figure out where is a good place to start.
When it comes to guitars it is most important to go with what you are the most interested in! Picking the right instrument that appeals the most to you will make practicing and playing more fun. Interest and a passion is the key to success when just starting out. Another important factor when deciding which type of guitar to use, is considering the type of music you want to play. Identifying your musicals goals and aspirations will help along this path. Once again, it is important to pick what you like the best! Whether it’s classical or contemporary.
If you aren’t sure yet which direction you’d like to go, it’s often helpful to determine your budget. When starting out, an acoustic guitar is going to be cheaper than it’s electric counterpart. Electric guitars also require accessories such as amplifiers and cables among other parts. This can quickly raise the overall price. Electric guitars do differ in shape and design as well. The neck of the guitar is slimmer and the body smaller. This can be easier to hold and play. With an amplifier also plugged in, you don’t have to project the sound yourself. A lighter touch makes it easier to play – if you don’t mind having to plug in first!