Is it hard to learn to play the acoustic guitar?

I already know how to play the piano, flute, violin, alto sax, and clarinet. I am really good at picking up instraments fast. I have also been taking lessons for most of those instraments but some I learned alone. Will it be hardto learn how to play the acoustic guitar without lessons? I have always wanted to play guitar and would be really dedicated. Thanks for the help!!

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9 Responses to “Is it hard to learn to play the acoustic guitar?”

  1. nobody_knowzz_mey said:

    Yea it’s hard! I found electric guitar to be easier and more tolerable of my loose fretting sometimes. Plus it sounds cool.

    If you know how to play all those, playing the guitar shouldn’t be hard for you. Your fingers just gotta memorize the chords (through calluses and stuff)

  2. dizzybeth_2006 said:

    with all that training you will pick it up fast! I took piano and choir for 3 years and then decided to go to guitar. I learned really fast. Most people i know have done the same thing.

  3. cmariemarshall said:

    Very! But anything is worth it if you really want it.

  4. jrl91 said:

    Well it’s harder than the electric, but it’s totally worth it. You sound like you’ll be able to pick it up fast. Electric is easier because you can play sloppier and you can use fx’s and stuff. Well anyhow good luck.

  5. dmarshall66@rogers.com said:

    Heck no. I learned by myself and im 13.. its really easy. get a good put practive 30-60 minutes a day for a while and you will be playing guitar fine.

    Good Luck!

  6. carrie h said:

    Go buy a book of guitar chords and a pitch pipe if you have no other way to tune it. With all your training, you should have no trouble.

  7. Eric said:

    I picked up the acoustic guitar to play worship songs while in Bible college, and I had been playing the violin for years. Trust me, bro, it’s really easy. You already have a head start, knowing how to press strings against a fretboard. In so many ways, the guitar is so much easier than the violin, because you don’t have to worry about where to put your finger EXACTLY. I think it will be really fun for you, too, and you will become a better musician, gaining experience in rhythm instruments, when previously, you primarily stuck with melodic instruments.

    Oh, and dude, most guitar players learn how to play without lessons. Trust me, you’ll be fine. 🙂

  8. John T said:

    Strumming, the open chords is not as hard, I might recommend trying to learn Southern Delta style blues in an open tuning.
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    Everyone plays standard guitar, learn this and you will be a standout my friend.
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  9. joseldev said:

    I am assuming that you can sight-read music since you play many instruments including strings (violin), In this case then
    learning to play the guitar will not be too difficult for you.
    Knowledge of the fret board will be a key ingridient in your progress.
    Unlike a violin (no fret board) where is tuned GDAE
    the guitar is tunned EBGDAE so you already have a feeling for the sound of the open EADG strings.and you have the added advantage of the fret-board to measure distance between notes.
    The acoustic guitar (either nylon strings or steel strings) will
    be a wonderful instrument to learn.
    Do not confuse the acoustic guitars with the “Electric Guitar” that is the prefered instruments of “rock” style players.
    The Electric Guitar is nothing more than a flat-board with electronics that will need a separate amplifier to reproduce the sound. (because it is not an acoustic instrument).

    The nylon string version of the acoustic guitar is also known as classical guitars becuase is the prefered choice for
    playing “classical style music”. You can play anything that any other guitar will play and the sound is somewhat mellower.

    The other acoustic (steel strings ) is the one preferred by non-classical music players because the size of the body (box) is slightly larger than the “classical guitar body” and supossedly it sounds “louder”. The strings sound is a bit brighter.
    Like the classical guitar, you can play any style of music .

    In USA steel-strings guitars outsell the nylon-strings guitar.
    In Europe and South America the reverse is true.




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