Music Gear News
Guitar tutor recommends 'buy the best you can afford'
An experienced guitar teacher and musician has recommended that those looking to pick up the instrument for the first time purchase the best that their finances allow.
Jim Seales of country band Shenandoah told TimesDaily.com's Russ Corey that there "are some great student guitars" available from music shops for low prices, but people should still attempt to acquire the best they can.
"I recommend buying the best guitar you can afford," he remarked, adding that it would be wise to get an experienced guitarist to help with choosing the model.
Other tips offered by Mr Seales include practising for 30 to 40 minutes a night for those just wanting to have fun and four to five hours a night for those who wish to be studio musicians.
He also said that people do not necessarily need a tutor to help them learn the instrument, "but there comes a point when a teacher is so important".
BB King, Carlos Santana and Jimmy Page are among the group of great guitarists to have taught themselves.Posted on 17 Apr 2009 15:23 to category : Tips and advice
Related Music News
Gear4music social media competitions | terms and conditions of entry
Update available to improve performance and fix bugs.
Shure recently discussed how guitarists can achieve great results when recording at home or in a small project studio. We took a look and picked out our favourite points.
Recreate the Brazilian carnival atmosphere at your World Cup party with our Samba instruments.
Some people could find the prospect of recording an electric guitar quite daunting, but musicians and engineers in fact have many options open to them.
Musicians who record at home to produce demos or professional quality recordings can build up a vast array of equipment to come up with their ideal sound. However, it is not just the instruments themselves that can determine how a recording turns out, as the engineering and production can potentially make or break a track.
Recent Music News
Here at Gear4music we have a great relationship with Zildjian Cymbals and this year we were lucky enough to be invited to the factory and headquarters over in Norwell, Massachusetts, USA.
Happy Valentine's Day! But firstly, we're very sorry...
The best starter guitar? The one that makes you want to play it. The one that sounds like the music you love, that lets you create exactly what you want. And this article is going to help you find that guitar.
The new Mackie DRM Series offers best-in-class power, fidelity, and control. Incorporating Advanced Impulse DSP and the DRM Control Dashboard, the new DRM Series is the new flagship line from Mackie.
Warm Audio's latest small diaphragm microphone is here to bring a touch of vintage class to your recordings.
Buy a Softube Console 1 between 01.01.19 - 29.04.19 and claim a FREE British Class A plugin. Now you can get instant access to the warm analog sound of the '60s/'70s, as well as the included SSL 4000 E console plugin. Find out more here...