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  • What is a guitar capo & when do I use it? What is a guitar capo & when do I use it?
    When playing songs with your guitar and singing, there will most probably be situations where a song is too high or too low for your voice. It just doesn’t sound good any more. Then it is appropriate to transpose the song into another key. That can be either done by really playing different chord shapes – or by using a guitar capo. What is a guitar capo? A guitar capo is a kind of clamp that is put onto the guitar neck. Thus, the strings actually get shorter (… at least the vibrating part of the string…), and thus...
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  • Acoustic guitars – laminated wood versus solid wood Acoustic guitars – laminated wood versus solid wood
    “I found to be guitars out there, either made of laminated wood, solid wood – or a combination of both. Where’s the difference?”   Many of my students asked me that question before buying a guitar. Let me explain where the differences are:   Normally, when you buy a very cheap guitar, it’s body is made of laminated wood. Laminated wood means that there are several very thin layers of wood glued together.  And that is nowadays simply cheaper than solid wood. Unfortunately, it is not as resonant as solid wood. So especially when we talk about acoustic guitars,...
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  • When to start playing guitar. Can you be too young? When to start playing guitar. Can you be too young?
    Let’s say your son wants to start playing the guitar. As a parent, you maybe ask yourself “When is the right age for my child to start playing guitar”.  Is he maybe to young to play guitar? Well, with the guitar, that question is actually quite easy to answer: As soon as he is able to hold the instrument in his hands, the age is not a problem any more. “Hold in his hands” means in this case that he should be able to wrap his hand around the neck of the guitar easily, and hold the guitar in...
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  • The right acoustic guitar for beginners The right acoustic guitar for beginners
    So you want to learn how to play guitar, but don’t know what kind of guitar to get? Well, it’s not that hard to find the right acoustic guitar for beginners when you take into account a couple of rules. I play guitar for about 27 years now, and for many many years I was teaching how to play guitar. And during that time, my students came with all kinds of guitars to me, trying to learn all kinds of music. During all those years, I made the following experiences:   There’s not really an age when to start...
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