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Learn To Play Music On The Electric Guitar

Aug 17, 2007
Many people want to learn to play an instrument but do not know where to start. If you want to learn how to play the guitar the first thing is that you need to have one and if you don't then you will need to buy one. In this article we will look at what you will need in order to learn how to play an electric guitar.

Certainly as you will soon find that an electric guitar is much easier to play than an acoustic one. But along with the guitar you will also need to have an amp, a guitar cable and a guitar pick. Plus you will also need to learn about the various buttons and switches that are on your instrument. But let us first take a look at the essentials.

1. The Guitar
It is important that you know the different features that are to be found as well as the qualities of each one. So spend time getting to know the different knobs and controls on your instrument by playing with them, as this will provide you with an idea on how to mix everything properly in order to get the best sound out of the instrument as possible. What one must remember is that you cannot just plug in and play as it takes a lot of time in terms of mixing the sounds and tones together.

2. The Amp
Purchase a good quality amp, as even the most expensive of instruments will sound awful if they are fed from a low quality amp. If you are able to when purchasing an amp for your guitar then try it out in the store first. If you can and the store allows you to then turn all the switches on it to their highest point and listen to the sound that the amp produces. If you can afford to, purchase an amp with a built in distortion box, as this is especially useful for people who cannot afford to buy an effects box and the distortion feature is one of the most important features.

3. Listen To Tracks That Move You
One of the best ways of grasping the basics of playing the blues or rock is to listen to some of the greatest exciting sounds of all time. In fact many people find that they learn more from listening to different riffs and tunes, and then trying to reproduce the sound themselves on their own.

These are just a few pointers that help a person learn how to play the electric guitar but there are plenty of sites on the Internet that can provide further information, tips and techniques.
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For more information on learning to play guitar try visiting http://www.your-guitar.com where you will find tips, advice and resources about topics such as learning to play guitar chords.
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