Many families take the opportunity of the holiday season’s great pricing on keyboards to prepare their child for piano lessons. The path to the best option can be confusing. We have listed important factors to consider when choosing a keyboard for your family: Continue reading “Exploring Piano Options for Beginning Students”
A common question we get at City Music is: “Should my child start on an acoustic or an electric guitar? Shouldn’t he/she learn the basics on an acoustic, before starting electric?”
This is a valid question, and while we can’t say unequivocally ‘yes’ or ‘no’, we can give you pointers to help guide you.
Electric and acoustic guitars are essentially the same instrument: they both have six strings, they both are tuned to the same six notes. Beyond that, the electric/acoustic properties lend the two guitar types to different situations and different interests.
- do not need amplification to be heard
- can be played anywhere
- are perfect for smaller, strictly acoustic groups
- come in a variety of sizes, shapes to enhance comfort
- necks and fret-boards tend to be wider than electric – smaller hands may find chord formation more difficult
- are suitable for any kind of music, but most popular with pop and country styles Continue reading “Acoustic vs. Electric Guitar – What is best for your beginning student?”