To a beginner, the stress of buying an acoustic guitar often starts with which brand guitar to buy but may also continue long into the area of learning to play. Even though acoustic guitars may look alike, they are quite different with the types and qualities of wood used to make the guitar as well as the varied levels of care and attention of how the guitar was assembled.
Being a guitar player, I agree that once you know how to play it will make handling and playing the bass guitar easier. This is because the basics of bass are almost the same with guitar playing. However, bass-playing techniques depart at some point from guitar playing, especially in advanced levels. This is where then you can be able to determine if a musician is a good guitar player or a bass guitar player.
When you are interested in purchasing a beginner guitar, remember that costly doesn't always mean good. For most people who are just starting to learn guitar, they need one that is inexpensive, has terrific sound, and will last for a long time. The more advanced and costly ones will serve no real purpose at this time, other than to confuse you and allow you to lose a lot of money.
Every good guitar player knows that transcribing a song cannot be said to be 100% correct if done without the effects used in that specific song. A lot of guitar players find themselves getting embarrassed on stage because of this misconception. The guitar's raw sound is different when played with effects and the guitar picking also differs. Being able to play the guitar and being able to mix the effects right for the song requires different set of skills. Simply put, you can not properly nail down the riffs of the song without the help of the tablature or the effects used. If you want to be the best on what you do, you simply have to use what the masters use.
Although this thing usually stays in the background, guitar amps play a formidable role in making good music. No matter how fast your fingers are but with an inferior amp, you will certainly go nowhere with your guitar playing career. This is the source of heartbreak among those guitar player wannabes for thinking that no matter how hard they try, they could not seem to recreate the guitar playing of their idols. A professional musician knows that it is not all about the tricks you have with your instrument, but it is also all about the gadgets and the amps. There are a lot of guitar players out there who have average guitar playing skills, nevertheless, never fails to amaze the audience because they have the means that can give good music.
Getting someone's interest up in music is hard especially now that there are many things that involve sound-making, it gets more complicated. For the untrained ears of a novice guitar player, breaking down the right notes and the right finger picking is such a headache. And just when you thought you have already nailed the guitar riffs of a song, you will only find out in the end that another player has able to come up with a better version. Being the best guitar player is tiresome and heartbreaking at the same time knowing that no matter how much you put effort in your craft, you can not seem to perfect it.
Yes, you can hit a few right notes using the guitar, but this does not earn you the title of a guitar player yet. A good guitar player should be able to distinguish a bad note from a good one. You may be able to distinguish the difference if you know how to tune a guitar. Tuning a guitar properly is a little more tedious compared to playing a song with your guitar. The reason for this is that you are already familiar with the melody of that particular song. Tuning a guitar is no different. To be able to do it right, you have to familiarize yourself with the note of each strings. Here are the standard notes of the guitar in open strings (unclamped string) starting from the thickest to the thinnest string: E--A--D--G--B--E.