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Tips For Beginners On Choosing The Right Keyboard
Jan 17

Tips For Beginners On Choosing The Right Keyboard

By Monica | Guitar Care

The power of music is impossible to deny. Mastering an instrument and sharing your music with others allows you to tap into their emotions, reaching them on a deeper level. Keyboards, which are closely related to pianos, are some of the most versatile instruments available, allowing you to play everything from slow, meaningful music to catchy, upbeat pop songs.

If you are interested in learning how to play, the first step is to decide which keyboard to buy. As you venture into the world of music, these tips will help you find a keyboard that you can use to create incredible compositions.

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Jan 16

Top Tips On How To Grow Your Spotify Presence As An Artist

By Monica | Guitar Care

1. Use Spotify For Artists

To break out on Spotify, it is important to submit your songs as an artist. Though you will not receive a response on making a submission, you can be sure that it will be seen. Spotify reviews thousands of song releases on a daily basis and you must stand out to gain their attention. If you are not featured in MINT on your first day, it is no reason to fret or give up. Instead, remain focused and tenacious in your efforts. The best way to catch the attention of Spotify is to feature on Curator Playlists.

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Tips for Moving a Piano
Jan 09

Tips for Moving a Piano

By Monica | Guitar Care

So you have decided to do a little DIY moving your piano. Such a great idea. How hard can the be? Pianos are usually expensive, fragile, heavy, delicate, and a sentimental item that is irreplaceable, and there is a good chance it is a centerpiece of your living room. You have to think about this because you have a back that will not hold up when stressed too much.

Professional movers have the experience of moving pianos, and this is why it is a good idea to call them so they can come and help you in moving it.

If you have decided to do it on your own without professional help, then you need to know;

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Acoustic vs. Nylon String Guitars – What’s Really the Difference?
Apr 18

Acoustic vs. Nylon String Guitars – What’s Really the Difference?

By Monica | Guitar Care

Essentially, there are plenty of differences between acoustic (steel) and nylon string (classical) guitars, but they’re not solid enough to be declared as rules and definitions.

Some of the most obvious ones can be seen in the design and preferred genres musicians usually play on them, but pretty much everything else is a totally subjective matter.

Design

This is, perhaps, the only real, unchangeable difference between acoustic and nylon string guitars. Steel string (acoustic) guitars have, by default, a larger body and usually weigh less than nylon string guitars.

On another hand, nylon string guitars have a wider neck, which is precisely the reason why musicians have started using it in different ways and for different styles of music.

Preferred Genres

Acoustic guitars are traditionally used for country, bluegrass, rock, and pop music. The main reason for this is that the steel strings have a bit more depth and character required for the instrumental sections of the aforementioned genres.

The reason why nylon string guitars are called classical guitars is obvious – they’re mainly used for classical music. The reason for that is because nylon strings offer a bit more sustain and resonance, thus making the reverberations sound more airy like. This is particularly beneficial for players who prefer flamenco and folk styles.

On a side note, there are certain things about acoustic guitars that aren’t so well known – less traditional music genres, such as heavy metal and hard rock also feature ballad songs that are often composed with both electric and acoustic guitars. Nylon string guitars have little presence in such scenarios.

Preferred Playing Style

The playing style is different from music genre, although certain beginners can’t grasp the extent of this substantial difference. In this respect, a steel string (acoustic) guitar is more versatile than a classical (nylon string) guitar.

Namely, there are players who play steel string guitars fingerstyle, and there are those that use a pick. On another hand, nylon string guitar players play fingerstyle almost by default. The reasons for that are various, but often logical.

For instance, one of the main reasons why classical guitar players avoid using a pick is precisely because of the massive sustain and resonance. Using a pick will add more attack to it, making short work of the airy resonance, granting unnecessary emphasis on the lower end even though nylon string guitars are favoured for their treble and their high end.

Sound

Sound wise, there are very obvious differences between steel and nylon string guitars. For instance, acoustic guitars have a bright, crisp sound whereas classical guitars have mellow, incredibly warm sound.

If you’re not very familiar with the sound descriptions, bright often means an emphasized lower end, whereas crisp refers to sharp highs. Mellow relates to softer ends, whereas warm means pristinely clear highs.

However, it’s important to note that every person has a different set of ears – we all perceive things differently, hence the aforementioned descriptions of sounds are subjective, regardless of how much we want them not to be.

What’s different in terms of sound from an objective point of view is the fact that acoustic guitars sound a bit darker and have just a bit more of character, whereas nylon string guitars make up for their lack of character with an all-around presence.

In modern times, the differences between these two types of guitars in terms of sound are fading due to various factors. Namely, we now have semi acoustic guitars that can be plugged into a PC or an amp, various guitar effect pedals that could easily bring these two types unnaturally close, and there are also different types of strings that can be attached on both of them which would, again, bring them to sound pretty close to each other.

Good for Beginners – Steel vs. Nylon

There are many people that point out that nylon string guitars are better suited for beginners, precisely because of the fact that young students (who often start their education with classical music) play on nylon strings.

Additionally, we did mention the fact that nylon string guitars have a wider neck, which only means that positioning your fingers on the frets would be easier. In that respect, nylon guitars are factually better for beginners than steel string guitars.

However, let’s not forget the fact that every human being is different. The learning curve is different for all of us, and what appears easy to some might be difficult for someone else. This is the most subjective of all aspects of the differences between acoustic and classical guitars.

In that regard, some players actually find steel strings to feel a bit more natural, pointing out that classical (nylon string) guitars have a bit of a synthetic feel to them. What this relates is often called playability of the guitar.

Price & General Quality

In order to find out what type of guitar would suit you best, it’s often best to use an average guitar for comparison of the two. Now, what’s tricky in this satiation is the fact that there are more acoustic guitar manufacturers, which means that their competitive race propels them to improve their technologies.

As a result, there are more steel string guitar models, more advanced technology, and everything indicates that this line of industry is only going to flourish in the future. In that regard, we can safely say that acoustic guitars are a bit more advanced, maybe even upgraded versions of nylon string guitars.

Conclusion

There are real differences between acoustic and nylon string guitars – classical guitars are smaller, have a wider neck, are often played fingerstyle, and have a mellow, warm sound, whereas acoustic guitars can be played with a pick or fingerstyle, are a bit bigger in terms of body, and have a bright, crisp sound.

Everything else depends on the player – you can play every kind of genre you want, you can equip your guitar with any kind of strings you want.

5 Important Tips Related To Guitar Classes
Jan 07

5 Important Tips Related To Guitar Classes

By Monica | Guitar Care

People have varied interests and hobbies. One of these includes playing instruments. The guitar is considered to be one of the most commonly chosen instruments which individuals like to learn to play. It is not an easy instrument; however, the gratification of learning to play a guitar beautifully is incomparable.

When it comes to learning how to play the guitar, it is always best to opt for a great guitar classes with an enthusiastic teacher to learn from. You can join the best guitar classes in Kolkata and learn how to play the instrument with grace and ease. Here are a few important lessons you must know related to guitar classes.

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