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My First Blog Post

  • By lemaster
  • 04 Apr, 2017

It’s official, I have a blog and I know how to use it.

I have finally decided to take the plunge and add a blog to my site. I always wanted an easy way to share information with visitors and I’m super excited to start this journey. Keep coming back to my site and check for updates right here on the blog.
By lemaster 04 Apr, 2017

You want to start learning to play the guitar? That's great!! You’re about to embark on an incredible and fulfilling journey. Before you start, we’d like to give you a quick run down on your guitar options and how we can help find the best set-up for you.

For starters, there are 2 different types of guitars most people get started on: Acoustic or Electric. However, within those two types there are numerous sub-options you have to consider.

First, we’ll touch upon Acoustic Guitars & the most common types

Classical and (Steel-String) Acoustic are two types of acoustic guitars that are commonly sold at music stores. Both are Acoustic at heart (do not need an amp to be heard) but have enough differences that we’d like to bring them to your attention.

Steel-String Acoustic Guitar  is great for folk songs, bluegrass, or playing along with the radio. You can strum or finger-pick on these guitars. These are usually a less expensive beginner option to electric guitars due to not needing an amp, cord or other accessories to get started. Acoustic guitars use steel strings that can help you get a twangy, bright sound that resonates well. There are a variety of “metals” to choose from when picking out these strings that give different quality of sounds. Steel-string guitars come in a variety of body sizes and neck lengths, but are commonly larger than classical guitars.

Classical Guitars  use nylon strings and are mainly played with your fingers. The nylon strings are thicker and have a softer, more mellow sound to them. Nylon strings also typically take longer to keep their tuning because most classical strings are tied-on instead of pegged into the body of the guitar like steel strings. Classical guitars are great for Spanish/Flamenco style music as well as music specifically written for the classical guitar.

Electric Guitars  are too quiet to be heard without an amp and use their own version of strings. Electric guitars have slimmer necks, solid or semi-hollow bodies, as well as lower playing action (distance between string and fretboard) than acoustic versions. An electric guitar would be better to learn as a beginner if you’re looking to play mainly rock or metal music.


Beginning ANY instrument will have its difficulties and uncomfortable parts at first, but deciding what will keep you motivated should be the determining factor of what guitar to buy. There are different theories about starting on certain instruments before others, but knowing what music you’re looking to ultimately play will help us-help you decide which guitar is best for you.

Once you have decided which guitar you’d like to get started on, we’ve got teachers at both locations who will help you on your path through lessons and guidance. Hopefully this guide has helped you gain some information about which guitar is best for you and your musical journey.

Of course, if you have any questions we would love to help you in-store or over the phone!

By lemaster 04 Apr, 2017
I have finally decided to take the plunge and add a blog to my site. I always wanted an easy way to share information with visitors and I’m super excited to start this journey. Keep coming back to my site and check for updates right here on the blog.
By lemaster 04 Apr, 2017
Anyone can make one:
For better or worse, anyone can write a blog post about anything they want. Everyone has a voice and the best voices will rise to the top.

The writer can show their personality:
In blog posts, the writer has more leeway to add in their voice and personality than other types of writing.

Blogs are a great form of mass communication:
You can help people, learn new things, entertain your audience—the possibilities are endless and amazing. Blogging opens up all of these to a very wide audience.

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Get the right blog going and you can make a lot of money through advertising and sponsored posts.

It allows people to craft better thoughts:
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You can establish a community:
Blogging allows you to connect with other individuals who share the same interests. Sharing ideas and opinions within your community helps establish yourself as a thought leader.

Good for SEO:
Keeping content on your site fresh and relevant, you can use your blog to boost the search engine ranking (SEO) of your site and your business.

It brings people back to your site:

If your blog is strong enough and updated regularly, people will come back looking for more and bring traffic back to your site as well.

It’s free:
It costs you a grand total of zero dollars to post to the blog, so if you have something to say, there’s nothing to stop you.

You can establish yourself as a thought leader:

A blog is a great place for your original thoughts, and it can be a wonderful way to show off your individuality. If people like your ideas, you can become a thought leader in your industry!

What else do you love about blogs? Let me know!
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