Have you ever paused to listen for a moment to a musician gently strumming an acoustic guitar or performing a blazing, soul-stirring flamenco number? The sounds of an acoustic guitar invoke mystery and a feeling of romance for many people. Most people never stop to consider how versatile and wide-ranging acoustic guitars are, but virtually all of them can enjoy the beautiful music they make.
Many people, even those with no musical ability, daydream about playing the acoustic guitar. Just seeing one in a shop makes you want to try to play it, even if you don’t know how,, just to hear the tones. Maybe you’ve even wondered about how much it would cost to learn.
Think about your family and friends, and the looks on their faces as you bring your guitar out, and display to them your newly acquired skill. As you put the guitar back in the case, do you ever think to yourself how great it would be if you only had time in your schedule to learn.
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.
Acoustic guitars have a kind of draw to them, but people who have never played guitar before are often amazed by them. It is often assumed that there is much more to the guitar than there actually is. The ability to produce music is almost mystical to some.
Some people may feel nervous with an acoustic guitar and treat it like fragile glass. So much so, that they forget an acoustic guitar is meant to be played. The music resides within you and is only heard when you actually play the guitar.
Whether you frequently check out the acoustic guitars in the music store just to get the feel of it, or if you have got one standing silent in the corner, take the time to learn. You will always be proud that you spent the time mastering this instrument.