My son desperately wants us to buy him a guitar. Although he never played it, he says he will practice for hours and hours, each and every day. And he is saying that because he knows me and my husband won’t get him a guitar if he’s going to quit in a month or so. Before we actually make a decision, we want to put our son through a test. And my husband is going to be directly involved with this, because he used to play a guitar.
The first thing he talked about to my son is how his fingertips are going to hurt because the strings are not so easy on anyone’s hands. Soreness will disappear in a week or two, but no sooner than that. And there will be a lot of effort needed to remember the chords. Not only that, it’s hard to twist your hand in a position where you can hold the chord and play soundly. Once I heard this, I thought my son will forget about the guitar, but…
We have a friend who is still playing a guitar from time to time so we had him borrow our son one, since he has 3 of them. I must say I was impressed at how quickly you can learn the basics. Although, I have to say that it had something to do with the guitar as well. I remember my son saying:”Wow, this one is sooo much better than the one we tried at the store”. We took him to the mall one day where he and my husband tried a couple guitars. Of course, they were looking at the cheaper ones. So there was definitely a difference between those guitars and the one we got from our close friend.
What we were recommended to visit this best guitar for beginners site that has a lot of information on which guitar to get for your kid. The first thing we learned is that we really shouldn’t look for a cheap option. Very cheap guitars tend to go out of tune very often. It’s not only bothersome to tune them up again and again, it can have a bad effect on the entire development of the young musician. I would say it could also lead to quitting a guitar all together. I know I wouldn’t like to play on an instrument that would require constant tune ups.
In any case, my husband and son are now going through the website and will soon get him a guitar. I guess we’re all going to have some fun and some noisy Sunday mornings