Question by Westport: Can you begin learning guitar on an electric?
Is it any easier or harder to learn how to play on an electric Guitar. I have absolutely no musical skills. I have always wanted to learn how to play guitar particularly an electric.
Answer by Skwucky
I’ve been classically trained for eleven years, though I also play electric. The type of guitar isn’t what makes it hard. I find steel string acoustics harder to play. Classical guitars seem to be easiest to play, though their necks are too wide for some. Electrics aren’t any harder or easier to play to me unless you put on a really heavy gauge string which only makes it a little harder to bar chords and stuff, but you get used to it quickly.
In short, the type of guitar doesn’t make a huge difference in difficulty, but the style of music. Also, in any genre you have both easy and complicated songs. However, classical is many times more complicated than anything else. If you want to pursue a music career or want to major in music, I highly recommend you learn classical first. If you can play that, you can play anything. If you aren’t that serious about music, then just go straight to electric and get a good teacher. You can unwittingly get into a lot of bad playing habits if you’re self taught.
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