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Questions tagged [acoustic-guitar]

An acoustic guitar is a guitar that uses only acoustic methods to project the sound produced by its strings, as opposed to one that requires an amplifier.

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Is it common to get cuts when playing the guitar?

Is it common to get cuts on your fingertips when playing the acoustic guitar?
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Difference between steel string and nylon string

What is the difference between steel string and nylon string used for acoustic guitars? Which is better?
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Can I put acoustic strings on an electric guitar?

I've been playing guitar for a little bit and I want to upgrade my acoustic guitar, however I've found some semi hollow electric guitars that I really like. My question is, could this be used as an ...
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imitate snare sound

How does he get the snare drum sound at about 1:51 when he starts imitating drums? I think he hits the high silver strings with his nails, but my guitar just rings out when I do that. Hitting the ...
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How do I change the string on this guitar?

I can't seem to find any pins on the bridge. Although I do believe it has something to do with those things below the bridge.
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Plectrum Guitar music-sheet

The Roman numeral at the top is fret number and the number written next to the grace notes is the finger number which is 1 (index) should I be sliding from 5th fret to 7th using my index which would ...
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Non standard guitar strings for old guitar

I have a old jazz guitar Framus 5/50 or 5/51(I really do not know the difference) I bought standard D'Addario strings but they are too short. All parts on guitar are at the right place and they are ...
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How to determine in what key I'm playing by moving capo to 3rd fret? [duplicate]

If I put capo on the 3rd fret of my guitar, what would be the key that I'm playing in? What would be a chord progression in that key?
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Book for starting classical guitar player? [closed]

Please excuse my ignorance, I have zero knowledge/experience: In my mind I have two categories of guitar playing: Strumming (associated with rock) and picking (associated with classical sounding ...
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How to avoid inadvertent string muting due to somewhat fast finger picking?

Have come to realize that no matter how careful and sharp I try to finger-pick the guitar using my right hand (keeping the chord-shapes pressed with left hand to play Arpeggios or melody in general), ...
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Which acoustic guitar string gauge to buy as a beginner ({.009-.045},{.010-.050},{.011-.052})

As I started to learn to play acoustic guitar, I broke 1st string e 2 times straight in a week. Can anybody tell me which string is best for a beginner (by best expectation from the string is to be ...
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Acoustic Guitar - which pick is suitable for strumming and normal play

I started to learn guitar a couple of days back. I was told for strumming thin pick is suitable and for normal play thick. can anybody suggest a pick which can solve both purposes (strumming and ...
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New strings to fix acoustic intonation issue?

I have just purchased a second hand acoustic guitar: a Sigma 000MC-15E. The strings it came with tune fine but the high e string sounds noticeably out of tune even when played just at the third fret! ...
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How to set pre-amp to avoid noise?

I have got a Taylor 312ce 12-fret. Since I could not find any acoustic multi-effect processor which has no pre-amp integrated in it (which is also something I do not get), I now got a Trace Elliot ...
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Hum disappears on touching both strings and cable? What is the issue?

I have got a Taylor 312ce 12-fret. I actually rarely plugged it in at home, but I did now due to a new pedalboard. Thereby, I discovered a hum issue. The simplest setup on which it occurs is: Guitar ...
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Question about string gauges!

Hey guys I'm very new to guitar as in like I need to restring my old guitars that I got years ago but never even bothered to learn before I can actually start to learn. My question is what gauge ...
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Plectrum Guitar music sheet

Can someone tell me the meaning of this bar of music. It says harmoinic pick on 17th fret but the notation is on E. Should'nt that on a higher octave A? As 17th fret would be A in standard tuning.
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Stringing an acoustic for down-tuning

Any acoustic guitar experts willing to help me out with some info? I would like to have an acoustic guitar tuned down a step and a half (C#F#BEG#C#, and at times open Bsus2 BF#BEbF#C#) for a big warm ...
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Acoustic guitar buzzing. Me or the guitar? [duplicate]

looked into this a lot, but I'm unsure what to do. I am still a beginner and know about 3 songs haha! But I have played them a lot, I'm at the stage where it's finally not hurting to hold the strings ...
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Left/right hand coordination on guitar, fretting wrong strings, while playing melodies

I'm having trouble with my left/right hand coordination. I'll either fret the wrong string, or pick the wrong string. I'm trying not to look down at the guitar because I know it's a bad habit, but ...
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How much is nut-width and neck-width a worry for finger-style playing?

As a mid-life learner of Acoustic Guitar, my collection is extremely humble and comprises of 2 beginner-level (i.e. laminated, entry-level range) steel-string acoustic guitars - both of which are cut-...
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Trying to play folk like Mark Knopfler

I'm trying to learn folk guitar, Mark Knopfler's "celtic-folk" style if to be precise, and it is hard time for me to find any good sources on the internet. So far I did Justin Guitar's folk course ...
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Is Learning Guitar and Ukulele side by side a good idea?

I'm trying to decide whether it's a good idea to learn playing the guitar while I am also learning the ukulele. I've been playing ukulele since about six months and I'm making really good progress. ...
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Tuning resonnator in open g

I have been playing guitar for a couple of years and recently acquire a metal Dobro for slide. I have put new strings on it and I'm a bit worry about the tuning. The strings are quite heavier gauge ...
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Finding scale from notes

I am self learning guitar and I've learned to play scales all over fretboard by finding root position but it isnt working in practice (as expected) e.g. I start by finding notes and right pitch of a ...
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Can I become a good guitarist by just playing other's arrangements?

It's been a whole year since I bought my first acoustic guitar and I've only learned a couple of chords, how to read a simple tab and some easy fingerstyle songs. So I'm just wondering whether it's a ...
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Do I need to learn to read music in order to be a songwriter?

I never learn how to read partitures. I'm starting being a songwriter so I think that I have to know how to read partitures. I play the guitar. By partitures I mean music written out for my ...
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How to record guitar and voice in laptop?

I want to record guitar (using line cable) and my voice(using earphone's microphone) on my Dell laptop(which has only jack) both at same time. Is there any way to do it in the cheapest way? Thanks in ...
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Pinky snapping into a “depressed” position

quick question here: I started playing guitar a few weeks ago, and I keep struggling to play some chords, such as G Major, because of my pinky finger. Every time I press the high e string it ...
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Villa-Lobos étude diamond shaped note

In the first étude from the 12 études for guitar by Villa-Lobos, what are these diamond shaped notes? Additionally, what are these circled notes (G, B and E) below those diamond notes?
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What's the regular strumming pattern of a song called?

I'm a beginner at a guitar so I'm not too familiar with the terminologies. I know that a riff is the structural part of the song, the one that makes it recognisable. But what do you call the strumming ...
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In guitar, the best way to learn all scales (modes of natural, harmonic, melodic scales,etc) in every key is…?

In guitar, the best way to learn all scales (modes of natural, harmonic, melodic scales,etc) in every key is to memorize entire pattern of one scale in the neck like this or just memorize one shape ...
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What are ways to “decorate” a chord progression played on guitar?

I picked up the guitar half a year ago. Much of my playing is me playing a song's chord progression and a friend singing over it. Some ways that I've been experimenting with to "decorate" my playing ...
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Staff with 15 lines

Why does this staff contain 15 lines and how could I play this on a guitar?
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Would my 12 string guitar break if i added pairs of strings instead of octaves and removed the last low-E string?

I've heard of lots of famous musicians doing this, for example Ariel Camacho. And their guitars never break. I'm wondering if I added pairs of strings and removed the last low-E string, would it break?...
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Upper and lower frets buzzing on guitar?

Beginner guitar player here. Sometimes when I try to play even simple chords (such as a C chord), I am constantly getting buzzing from either the string above or below it. I understand this happening ...
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Is it more proper to pull arm away from the fret to barre or use thumb to supply pressure to barre?

I feel that when I barre I tend to use thumb to supply the pressure, however that sometimes cause strain in certain position, is this something I have to work through or is it more proper to supply ...
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In which key these chords go? [duplicate]

I was recently playing my guitar, suddenly I found that C, D and E chords sound good together in a progression, but I was not able to find a key in which these chords go together, so I wondered what ...
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Harmonising over strummed chord, has this technique got a name?

Today I was writing a song and I came up with some embellishments over the verse that I really liked. I was alternating over D and Am7 (open shape, usual x02010), then I slid the fretting fingers up ...
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Shipping a C.F. Martin guitar bought in US to India in personal cargo

I want to buy a C.F.Martin Dreadnaught Junior guitar on Sweetwater, which would be shipped to Arlington, Texas. My sister would carry it in her personal baggage on her next flight to India. What ...
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Seagull S6 acoustic guitar feels very hard to play

I am beginner guitar player. I had a cheap $150 guitar for slightly more than 1 year. I started learning guitar with that. It’s a 3/4 size guitar. I had no problem with it other than the sound bit low....
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What's the purpose of the dual saddle on my 12-string guitar?

I have an old 12-string Harmony H1230 which has an unusual (?) double saddle: More photos at http://harmony.demont.net/guitars/H1230/39.htm. The Harmony catalog description, at that site, says "......
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Is it safe to use velcro Command strips on the inside of the body of an acoustic guitar?

I recently purchased a used Taylor 214ce-SB DLX. Since Taylor guitars do not come with an on-board tuner, I’m looking for a way to discreetly place a tuner somewhere on the guitar, and a potential ...
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Ideal action and string gauge for acoustic fingerstyle

I've been playing more and more percussive fingerstyle, and one thing I have trouble with is getting volume when hitting strings with only my left hand, for example like Jon Gomm and others. ...
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How to identify correctly between 3/4 and 4/4 strumming patterns?

I am new to guitar and confused between strumming patterns. I know that 4/4 have 4 beats in it and 3/4 have 3 beats in it. I can't differentiate between them, e.g : 3/4 : D DUDU D DUDU 4/4 : D D UUDUD ...
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Are electric guitars more prone to fret buzz than acoustics?

I'm mostly an acoustic player, but I recently picked up an electric. Seems like there's fret buzz everywhere! I checked the setup by measuring the action and the neck relief, and it seems to be ...
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Cheap guitar - steel strings

I recently pulled out this really cheap guitar and tuned it up to start playing. My friend who is a guitarist recommended that I replace the cheap plastic strings with steel strings for a better sound....
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Can i use guitar(yamaha f310) clip on directly with speakers without using amplifiers

I have yamaha f310 ....how can i use clip on directly with speakers for stage performance without using amplifier.
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How can I measure humidity for my guitar's health and welfare?

I would like to find a device to measure humidity levels where I keep my guitars, but I don't even know what to look for. Is there such a device and if so, what is it called?
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How to adjust finger picks

I started thinking I might get some more work if I developed my finger-picking abilities, so I bought some plastic and some metal finger picks. I can bend and shape the metal picks , but the plastic ...