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Acoustic guitar

An acoustic guitar is a guitar that produces sound acoustically—by transmitting the vibration of the strings to the air—as opposed to relying on electronic amplification (see electric guitar). The sound waves from the strings of an acoustic guitar resonate through the guitar's body, creating sound. This typically involves the use of a sound board and a sound box to strengthen the vibrations of the strings.

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Most people, at one time or another, decide that they want to take up playing guitar. The problem is half the people that attempt to pick up this instrument not only approach it in the most difficult way, but they give up the moment a little red line forms on their finger tip. Here's a few tips regarding how to actually learn to play. And maybe one day you'll know how to play more than G and C. 1) Learn how to tune the guitar. The guitar must be tuned or it will be all for not. 2) Learn how to keep rhythm while strumming. Just mute the strings and practice this. 3) Learn scales before anything else! Once you know scales, there isn't much more you can learn. 4) Once you learn a chord, play it a few times then learn another and repeat.

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The guitar comes from the lute and many more stringed instruments. Originally the guitar was smaller and had strings like a mandolin. However modern guitars come in many different sizes and normally have 6 strings. The number of strings can also vary from 6 to 12.

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