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Guitar to buy for travel
There are many various choices these days of guitars you can buy when it comes to travel. You have the Martin Steel String Backpack guitar. This has a thin body, very light weight and easily transportable. It can truly almost fit in your backpack. You have the baby Taylor, the Luna Safar, the Traveler Mark 3, the Cordoba mini, I could go on.
But nothing compares to this Shark Tank winner, Voyage Air guitar. It's a full size acoustc (or electric) and it loses none of it's original sound. When I tell you it sounds like a martin and rarely goes out of tune, I'm telling you it's amazing. Take a look at their stories and website yourself: VOYAGEAIRGUITARS.COM
What guitar should a beginner buy?
3 Mistakes you want to avoid when buying your first guitar and more.
1. Make sure you are getting the right size and strings for your guitar!
Every guitar is different and you want to make sure you pick the right size guitar for your "size." Are you a kid? You might need a 1/2 size or 3/4 size guitar with a thinner neck and less frets. If you are an adult, then you need a full size guitar.
But then you have to decide are you buying a guitar made for classical sounds, if so then you need a classical guitar and nylon strings. If you are buying a normal acoustic you will need steel strings (most guitars are of this variety).
Or do you want to be jamming with distortion in a band, then you need to buy an electric guitar.
2. You want to ask the person you are buying the guitar from for a guitar that has a low action. What this means is "how high" the strings are laid from the neck. The higher the action the harder it is to press down on the strings and you will make your beginner life miserable attempting to play. Make sure the action is as low as necessary for you to push the strings down easier.
3. Buying a a cheap guitar with a high end name. What I mean by this is:
Don't go buy Les Paul's intro guitar or Fender's intro guitar. Chances are slim that this guitar will stay in tune or really be useful at all. The reason behind this is they are known for their high end guitars that sell for $800 - $5000. They don't spend the time on the cheaper models like a company that is lesser known might.
Go with a company that is up and coming or that doesn't have as much of a name but will still make their guitars as if they are high end with high end material for cheaper because they don't have the name to back them!
Once you feel like you have enough experience under your belt SEE MY MUSIC PACKAGE HERE then you can go ahead and follow these next steps!
Get to know the music scene in your area. The very first thing you want to do is check out the local scene in your area. ...
Get some business cards. ...
Go to other solo artist or band gigs. ...
Approach the performers during their breaks and talk to them. ...
Don't expect immediate riches. ...
Make a demo tape. ...
Build your online presence. ...
Put on your own night!
- Call and email the venues you stopped in at to see when their next open night will be
What you need to know when playing and performing for your first time
Make sure that when you pick up a guitar for the first time you understand everything about the guitar. How to tune it, how to change the strings, how to properly hold it, how to place your fingers within the frets and so on.
Next you need to learn where the notes are for each string and up the scale of the guitar. From here you'll be able to learn chord structures, power chords, leads, and more
Before performing especially as a solo artist you then need to learn rhythm and how to sing and play at the same time. Learn about 150 cover songs (write some of your own as well) and BAM you'll have your own show in no time!!
If you want to get there quicker with a detailed plan and weekly progression definitely check out my guitar program as I walk you step by step on how to do all of this and more!
How to practice effectively each week.
1. Get a solid guitar that you can count on
2. Work off of a lesson package that continues in a structured order so that you
never get lost or out of place.
3. Get a program or work with a program that has a good contact for you to ask
questions in case you get lost or don't understand something along the way
4. Work 20min-30min each day on the lesson you learned so that you can hone you
skills and memorize them before the next week's lesson
5. Never give up, and keep your motivation high as learning music is such a
powerful tool and useful skill your entire life!