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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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What is country of made of Serena box guitars? [on hold]

What is country of made of Serena box guitars? Are they worth buying for around $200?
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Is Soreness in Middle Knuckle of Fretting Hand Index Finger Normal for Beginners?

About 3 or 4 months ago I started teaching myself to play steel string acoustic guitar using free online lessons. Because I am not working with a tutor in person, I have to be more careful about ...
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Does Edge Picking Break Strings Faster?

I started learning to play acoustic guitar several months ago, and have been mainly using Fender medium picks. I have noticed that the picks very quickly develop a sort of bevel on one side because I ...
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Mic, cable, pre-amp setup for acoustic guitar to perform with big band through mic and guitar amp?

I am playing rhythm guitar in a big band, which is a new project for me. The guys whose sound I like the most in this context are Freddie Green and Django Reinhardt. What they have in common is that ...
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Faulty fretboard

My acustic guitar (Fender cd-140sce) is 2-years old, played an average of 1hour a day, and appears to have developped the following problem. For several combinations of strings and positions on the ...
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Is my guitar’s action too high?

This is the first fret of the guitar I have trouble playing barre chords and when I play open chords my fingers get sore easily. I have friends that play guitar and they said that it's hard to ...
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How to stop ringing of a chord in Guitar

Suppose you have to play 0020 in G string. How can one stop the open G from ringing when one tries to play G on the 2nd fret? And what if I have to change strings? Like, I have to play B string 10 ...
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G chord guitar fingering - one finger?

I bought a guitar course on DVD and am puzzled by the way they have begun teaching the chords, specifically the G major. In the first lesson we were taught to put our third (ring) finger on the E ...
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What is this scratchy sound on the acoustic guitar called?

This is surely a basic question, but I have no idea about guitars. Take the following song as an example: At the 7 second mark, but more prominently between 8 and 9 ...
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Guitar is impossible to tune

My daughter's friend sold her an acoustic guitar. We could not tune it. A neighbor brought over a tuning meter. He said the strings looked fairly new but we could see each string caused the meter's ...
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I need help with my acoustic guitar [closed]

I changed my acoustic guitars strings but now they won’t even play right notes, when I try to play any of the strings it sound normal But when I go a do kind off like a walk in baseline around the ...
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A beginner needs help here (acoustic guitar) [closed]

I'm new here and I have a set of questions. So basically, I am a beginner in playing an acoustic guitar. I have a few questions and I'll put them together in one thread because, I don't want to ...
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Beginner fingerstyle on acoustic guitar

I'm trying to learn fingerstyle technique on an acoustic guitar. I'm using the 5 fingers (thumb for E & A, ..., pinky for E) but after 3 days trying with this song I still sound horrible. I ...
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Can I connect my electro acoustic guitar to a subwoofer?

Newbie here I have an electro acoustic guitar with this preamp equilizer inserted in it (don’t really know what it is). Can I plug my guitar directly in a subwoofer (I have a 2x1 logitech sound ...
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I broke my A string by accident

I accidentally over-tuned my A string because of my blunder for not realizing my tuner was set to bass guitar instead of acoustic. I'm a beginner myself, and had this guitar for only 3 weeks now. Now,...
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Replaced my guitar E string. Now tuner shows Hi E instead of E

Beginner Here. My acoustic guitar E string broke. I replaced it with another E string that ordered online. I use Android App for tuning guitar. Now, the tuner shows Hi E, instead of E for this new ...
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How to self-teach music theory on guitar? [closed]

So I've tried a lot of resources out there( the free ones) on the internet, from YouTube to PDFs. But my progress is not much. The basic stuff like major scale is clear to me only in theory, but I ...
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How do I figure out this song by ear if I'm a complete beginner?

I really, really wanna play this song: but it's so unknown that I can't find any tutorials to the chord or even what strings are being played, and I'm a complete ...
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Every A note on my guitar sounds awful

I don't know why, but when I play the note A anywhere on the fretboard, it sounds horrible, especially on the 6th string. I'm not sure how to describe it but it sounds almost like if you played to the ...
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Why use odd time signatures?

I'm a beginner guitar player, and I'm trying to pick up some of the music theory behind the instrument, and one thing that I've sort of grasped is odd time signatures. I know what they are, and I can ...
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Are there any string exciters that work on the wound strings of acoustic guitars?

I know about eBows and EMpicks and Wonds but they seem to all be for electric guitars. Are there any string exciters that work on the wound strings of acoustic guitars?
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How was the D chord constructed?

I'm a beginner trying to teach myself guitar, and I thought I understood how chords work but the D major chord just confuses the heck out of me. From what I know, chords are built out of triads, and ...
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I'm developing an unusual picking style while playing fingerstyle on acoustic guitar - Will it create problems for me in the future?

I'm relatively new to fingerstyle - I've played Nothing Else Matters, I got the feel for fingerstyle, however in that song i didn't use any other fingers than my thumb and my first finger; I haven't ...
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Do archtop guitars need special strings different from flat top guitars?

It has dawned on me that I might possibly improve the acoustic sound of my Epiphone Emperor archtop if I used different strings. It has a floating humbucker and sounds really nice when I play it ...
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Strumming pattern confusion

I am not sure how to interpret strumming pattern in the picture. I understand that for eights it should be following DUDUDUDU structure but the picture looks like it doesn't make a sense because of U ...
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Recording guitar & voice simultaneously: which microphone type(s)? [closed]

I wanna record some songs, which I sing and play on the acoustic guitar (+ some harmonica here and there). I wanna get two microphones: one for the guitar and one for my voice/harmonica, in order to ...
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steel-stringed acoustic guitar hurts my fingering hand; what are my choices?

I've been practicing guitar casually for a few months, without a tutor or teacher. I'm starting to be able to play chord progressions slowly, but after ten or fifteen minutes, I feel pain in my ...
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Are there any guitar fingerstyle picking patterns which sound cool even with no chords? [closed]

I play fingerstyle guitar (beginner-intermediate level, I don't really know any music theory), and often times I find that I'm browsing my email or something with one hand, and the other is free to ...
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Isolation of acoustic body size with respect to volume and sustain?

Let's say we have two identical acoustic guitars with the only difference being the body size. How will the body size effect sound volume when considering a string plucked with the exact same amount ...
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High action on higher fret on my steel acoustic guitar

It's been 2 years since the last time I played guitar. I tried to play again this morning and something feels off. I felt sore on my wrist when trying to play barre chords for just a few strums. I don'...
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How can I find simple guitar chords to fit a melody line?

I worked out that the melody line to "Joy to the world" is basically just up and down the D major scale. In fact the first line "joy to the world, the lord is come" is literally the descending melody ...
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Music theory. Extended Chords and barre chords

The Cadd9 chord is played on the 3rd,2nd and 3rd fret of the A D and B string respectively. What would be the resulting chord if I were to barre the first fret with my index finger? Or for that ...
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How come John Mayer is not compared with other great guitarists like BB King, Eric Clapton? [closed]

I am confused as to why John Mayer is not considered par with other guitarists like BB King, Eric Clapton, etc. when he can and produces so difficult songs to play even for advanced level guitarists ...
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Lower E and A string resonates with high frequency when playing the higher E string on my acoustic guitar

this is a new acoustic classic guitar I have just bought. It has strange sound. when I play the high E string (open) and then immediately touch the string to mute it the guitar keeps playing a similar ...
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Why does it sound muted when I play a bar chord?

I have occasionally played guitar and the first bar chord I came across was Bb major. If I remember right, it is a bar chord across the first fret. I tried and I got like a muted staccato sound even ...
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Acoustic Guitar tuning key

My acoustic guitar's one of tuning keys gear teeth got broken while tuning (G string).Here's a image. What can I do t fix it?
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How to stop a 5-string capo blocking my fretting of the bottom E string?

I want to play a fingerstyle guitar based on open-voiced chords in the key of D, capoed to be in D, Eb or E for performance. I'd love to have the low D from a drop-D tuning but this messes up some ...
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Recommended first steps for 5 year old new to guitar and keyboard

My son is 5 and has asked for a guitar and keyboard which we've bought but I'm not sure whether to enrol him in lessons straight away or let him 'play' with them to gain an interest!? My husband and ...
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What should I look for in a beginner guitar?

I'm currently looking into buying an affordable and decent quality guitar, but I'm wondering what to look for? I noticed that there are 6-string guitars and 12-string guitars, which is best for a ...
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Why does this guitar chord progression work?

I’m writing my first song. I came up with this chord progression and baseline. The progression is B A dm em played on the 5th and 7th frets. The bassline I came up with turned out to be part of the ...
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Left hand injury

My fiance has no feeling in his thumb, index & half of his middle finger on his left hand due to a wrist injury. He was in an accident where a mirror broke and slit through his left wrist down to ...
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What's the easiest way to add bass notes to a melody on guitar? [closed]

I want to play a song on guitar, but I can't find its tab, so I'm transcribing the melody from piano notes. Now I want to add bass notes to certain parts of the melody to make it sound better. What's ...
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Is the guitar a dead end for me?

I'm getting sort of proficient with the guitar but there is one thing stopping me from learning a song I wanna learn. Bar chords. I have short fingers so I can't use a classical guitar but my fingers ...
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Is it safe to plug guitar directly to portable (battery powered rechargeable) speaker

This is more of a technical questions but it relates to music practice, still, feel free to comment if you think it doesn’t belong here. I bought a 6.3mm female 3.5mm male jack adapter and did the ...
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Is it okay to leave a guitar without strings for a long period?

I had to leave my acoustic guitar at home. I had decreased the tension in the strings completely before leaving home...it has been 5 months...did I make a mistake? Will my guitar still sound okay when ...
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Does learning the ukulele first help in making the learning of the guitar easier in the future? [duplicate]

If we learn and master the ukulele first, will the knowledge help in learning the guitar easier in the future?
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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 ...