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You Can Teach Yourself Guitar

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cept in guitar literature. It is an excellent method designed for any student who wants to l earn the basics of playing the guitar. Upon completion of this method, the student will be well versed in a variety of keys and accompaniment styles. The guitar is truly a fun instrument. This text should open a world of creative possibilities to the guitar student.

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TYPES OF GUITARS
Classic Standard Folk Jumbo Folk 12-String

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Solid-Body Electric

Acoustic Electric

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CLASSIC GUITAR-The classic guitar is characterized by the round sound hole, nylon or gut strings, and a rather wide neck. The reason for the wide neck is to allow the right-hand fingers to fit in between the strings for fingerstyle playing. The wood on a classic guitar is usually lighter than on a regular folk-style guitar in order to bring out the delicate tone of the nylon strings. Never put metal strings on a guitar made for nylon strings. The wood will not be able to stand the increased stress. We usually recommend starting on nylon strings, as they are easier (less painful) on the fingers. STANDARD FOLK GUITAR-This is a very widely used guitar today. It may be played with the fingers or with a pick. It is characterized by a round sound hole and a more narrow neck than is found on the "classic"-type guitars. The narrow neck is easier to finger barre or more complicated chords on. Ball-end nylon strings may usually be put on this type of guitar; however, since...

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