Many people are susceptible to the mystery and romance of an acoustic guitar. It can produce spicy and passionate flamenco pieces as well as soft melodic tunes for a wide range of beautiful sounds. While most people don’t think about its range when they think about the acoustic guitar, everyone can appreciate the beautiful music from an acoustic guitar.
Is playing an acoustic guitar a skill that you always wanted to take up? You could just look at a guitar and imagine the wonderful melody of notes of your strum. You question how difficult it actually would be the play guitar and how much money you will have to spend to learn how to play.
You imagine how your family and friends will be in shock when your bring out your acoustic guitar and show off your new talent. You dream of having the ability to play like your favorite musician but then shake your head and back on the rack the guitar goes.
You may think that acoustic guitars are magical, but not by themselves. The magic is in the music, not the guitar. It can be compared to the time when you were a child learning how to use a pencil to write words. As you grew up, you developed the ability to write well and started to write all kinds of material such as book reports and essays. The pencil was simply a medium to create your writing. The same principle applies to acoustic guitars. The guitar is just an instrument you use to make music. The learning process of writing is similar to how one learns to play acoustic guitars. Initially, before you learned how to play the guitar, you just tinkered with one at a store, much like scribbling with a pencil. You observed what would happen if you moved your hands a certain way or another. At first, you started to learn how to be comfortable with the guitar then eventually, your fingers learned to move the right way on their own. Very soon, your guitar becomes an extension of your hands, a vehicle through which you express your thoughts.
Many who have never played acoustic guitar are drawn to them and may be a little star-struck by them. Sometimes, they may think the guitar is more than what it is. Being able to use it to make music seems magical. It is overwhelming to say that least that you may be able to create music, a powerful universal language.
The acoustic guitar’s impressiveness can often lead to an attitude that causes people to approach it too delicately. They forget that guitars were meant to be used and that the power behind the music comes from the power the person gives to it.
The investment of time and energy it takes to learn to play acoustic guitars will not be wasted, so dig out the one in the attic or purchase one at your local music store but either way you won’t be disappointed.