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post Jul 24 2008, 10:06 PM
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Hey Guys biggrin.gif , Im ready to start making some more "Question" topics and it starts with this one smile.gif



Does starting off from the start of your guitar career playing Electric Guitar hinder you as a player vs. playing Acoustic ( or Acoustic Electric)?


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post Jul 24 2008, 10:20 PM
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I think it is not that important really. smile.gif


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post Jul 24 2008, 11:00 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Jul 24 2008, 05:20 PM) *
I think it is not that important really. smile.gif



I agree. Learning to play 6 strings is learning to play 6 strings imho.


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post Jul 24 2008, 11:08 PM
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I agree. Learning to play 6 strings is learning to play 6 strings imho.

Not really. biggrin.gif PLaying the acoustic guitar is different from playing the electric guitar. Sure you learn to control your fingers better, but there are different techniques. Have you ever seen an acoustic guitarist sweeping? huh.gif I personally made this special experience. I started with classical guitar 6 (nearly 7 years) ago. I learned what tirando and apoyando is, but I never heard of tapping or even speed picking. When I got my first electric guitar, I didn´t really know what to do with it. I could just play power chords and that´s all. Then I joined GMC and learned a lot about techniques, gear and famous guitarists.
Also, the kind of guitar you play varies with the style you want to play. I can´t imagine death metal played with an acoustic guitar and some campfire songs with an electric guitar.

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post Jul 24 2008, 11:16 PM
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QUOTE (Tolek @ Jul 24 2008, 06:08 PM) *
Not really. biggrin.gif PLaying the acoustic guitar is different from playing the electric guitar. Sure you learn to control your fingers better, but there are different techniques. Have you ever seen an acoustic guitarist sweeping? huh.gif I personally made this special experience. I started with classical guitar 6 (nearly 7 years) ago. I learned what tirando and apoyando is, but I never heard of tapping or even speed picking. When I got my first electric guitar, I didn´t really know what to do with it. I could just play power chords and that´s all. Then I joined GMC and learned a lot about techniques, gear and famous guitarists.
Also, the kind of guitar you play varies with the style you want to play. I can´t imagine death metal played with an acoustic guitar and some campfire songs with an electric guitar.

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Owe, I thought the question was does it HINDER your ability to learn depending on which you started with, not the differences between the two. wink.gif


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post Jul 24 2008, 11:18 PM
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Learn both equally,no problem at all. biggrin.gif


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post Jul 24 2008, 11:21 PM
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Owe, I thought the question was does it HINDER your ability to learn depending on which you started with, not the differences between the two. wink.gif

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post Jul 24 2008, 11:30 PM
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Now you guys have got me thinking. @ Muris, how bout a lesson with an acoustic? Now that would too cool! smile.gif Please use a pick though tongue.gif


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post Jul 24 2008, 11:33 PM
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QUOTE (skennington @ Jul 24 2008, 06:30 PM) *
Now you guys have got me thinking. @ Muris, how bout a lesson with an acoustic? Now that would too cool! smile.gif Please use a pick though tongue.gif

he has done acoustic lessons cool.gif
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post Jul 24 2008, 11:53 PM
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I started with acoustic three years before I even touched an electric. I didn't learn a lot, since I just surfed around learning video game themes, but it definetly helped when I got my electric ^^


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post Jul 25 2008, 07:21 AM
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Playing both acoustic & electric could be the most efficient way of mastering the instrument smile.gif

Personally, I find it great to switch in between the two when I need a rest from my electric... Especially if you learn to play classical stuff on a nylon-stringed guitar... It makes it a productive rest smile.gif

As for the potential "hindering" - I doubt there is any big risk... Like Tolek said - those are 2 different instruments smile.gif Besides, I'm pretty sure there is a bunch of great guitarists who haven't ever touched an acoustic.


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post Jul 25 2008, 08:07 AM
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QUOTE (Tolek @ Jul 25 2008, 12:08 AM) *
Have you ever seen an acoustic guitarist sweeping?


haven´t you tongue.gif

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I now its not precisly super fast, but still


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post Jul 25 2008, 08:20 AM
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Do your exercises correctly on Electric and youll be fine anyway! wink.gif


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post Jul 25 2008, 10:47 AM
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QUOTE
haven´t you tongue.gif

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnK7eFC__ZI...feature=related



I now its not precisly super fast, but still

That´s not an acoustic guitar. tongue.gif That´s a classcial one. But still, it´s a bit strange. smile.gif
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post Jul 25 2008, 10:51 AM
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I think it depends on what you want to play.
When you want to play rock and metal you should start with an electric guitar. In my opinion you should do what makes fun. This keeps the motivation going and this is the most important thing.
But on the other hand, there is no sense in giving an electric guitar to an classical player who wants to play accoustic guitar anyway.
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post Jul 25 2008, 10:55 AM
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QUOTE (Tolek @ Jul 25 2008, 12:08 AM) *
Not really. biggrin.gif PLaying the acoustic guitar is different from playing the electric guitar. Sure you learn to control your fingers better, but there are different techniques. Have you ever seen an acoustic guitarist sweeping? huh.gif I personally made this special experience. I started with classical guitar 6 (nearly 7 years) ago. I learned what tirando and apoyando is, but I never heard of tapping or even speed picking. When I got my first electric guitar, I didn´t really know what to do with it. I could just play power chords and that´s all. Then I joined GMC and learned a lot about techniques, gear and famous guitarists.
Also, the kind of guitar you play varies with the style you want to play. I can´t imagine death metal played with an acoustic guitar and some campfire songs with an electric guitar.

Cheers

Are you talking about me ? biggrin.gif That's exactly the way how my guitar career went to now...and I must say that I am glad that I started off with classical as a good basic...when it comes to fingerpicking I am always superior to those who never got rid of the pick so far !
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post Jul 25 2008, 11:32 AM
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Are you talking about me ? biggrin.gif That's exactly the way how my guitar career went to now...and I must say that I am glad that I started off with classical as a good basic...when it comes to fingerpicking I am always superior to those who never got rid of the pick so far !

I´ve got the same story. biggrin.gif I started playing with classical and added the electric guitar 2 years ago. smile.gif Fingerpicking is pretty easy. But some songs (Etude 4 by Villa-Lobos I think) are really heavy. biggrin.gif


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Does starting off from the start of your guitar career playing Electric Guitar hinder you as a player vs. playing Acoustic ( or Acoustic Electric)?

It still depends which style you want to play. If you start playing classic with a classical it´s a bit more difficult to get used to the pick and the different techniques. smile.gif
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post Jul 25 2008, 12:07 PM
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depends on musical taste. I think you should start playing electric if you like rock, etc. and vice versa.
Having a goal is really important when starting to play, becuase it's a very hard instrument to manage kontra others.
Personally I started with acoustic guitar later on.
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post Jul 25 2008, 12:58 PM
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I started off with electric. I think i've only played like 3-4 hours combined on a acoustic guitar since 1991 smile.gif
I dont think it's any hinder for your development if you start off with electric, or only play that.

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Well acoustic guitar is just a little different but If you only play electric that's ok and you can get very good at playing "guitar" generally on it..Its just same story with piano and keyboards...You can always pickup acoustic guitar and practice playing on it too... wink.gif


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