The Benefits Of Playing Guitar

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Playing guitar can expand an individual’s possibilities. Whether the person is going into business or engineering it is always a good idea to have a back-up plan. The guitar can also serve as way to release stress. A standard guitar has up to six strings. Other guitars can have up to seven or twelve strings. Guitars with additional strings are commonly used in folk music. The most popular form of guitars is acoustic. Acoustic means that a guitar uses the air to create sound within its body, opposed to an electric guitar that uses electrical impulses like an amplifier. However, the best guitar to start out with is a six string acoustic guitar. Acoustic guitars can be found at Guitar Center near a person’s location. Playing an instrument can…show more content…
The average acoustic guitar cost around $150 depending on the brand. According to Aaron Schulman, “…the Yamaha FG700S to be the #1 selling acoustic guitar for beginners across the country” (1). The guitar consists of a body, a neck, and a headstock. The center of the guitar where it has a circular opening is called the sound hole and the pattern around it is called the rosette. The dark piece under the sound hole is called the pick guard; it prevents people from damaging the wood of the guitar. The strings of a guitar are secure with the tuning keys, where a person can adjust the strings to a desired pitch. The six strings of a guitar connect from the headstock- found on top of the guitar attached to the tuning keys, to the white bone saddle- found at the bottom. Each individual string has its own name. Starting with the thickest string, which is found closest to the thumb, (if holding the neck with the left hand) to the thinner they are: E, A, D, G, B, e. Guitars can also be custom-made for left handed people. The average acoustic guitar has at least 19 frets. Frets are the metallic strips going horizontally on a guitar. The spaces among them are also called frets. The frets go by numbers and are where a person lays their fingers to create different sounds. The whole length of the neck is called a fret board. To keep track, a guitar characteristically has white dots inlays on odd frets, excluding the first fret. After the ninth fret, it goes off into the twelfth fret with two white dots. Furthermore, it goes back to single dots on the fifteenth, seventeenth, and nineteenth fret. After learning how the frets and strings align, the individual can then figure out where to place their

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