With the advent of the Rocksmith game teaching people how to play the guitar,
what guitar would you recommend first time guitar players to get, especially since they are on a budget. (i.e. Christmas money) The guitar you can buy as part of the package has not had good reviews. Not that I’ve looked at those. I’m not sure what to tell people looking for a starter guitar and I thought it would be good to ask all of you, since I started with an acoustic and learned classical before I moved to rock. Tell us what you think would be a good starter guitar. Also it should be noted that you can purchase extra cables for the game.
Was setting up a fiddle for my father and couldn’t find my tuner around the house, but I found this.
A website called Get-Tuned.
They have online tuners for guitars, 12 string guitars, banjo, bass guitars, ukulele, violins, mandolin and cello.
Great idea, and came in very handy.
After I had interviewed Andy Sartori the other day I started to wonder about the ease of building a guitar.
I was surprised to learn that you can buy kits for a number of instruments and that there are a number of places on the net that teach you how.
How to build your own guitar at the Instructable site.
Build Your Own Classical Guitar with help from Jeremy Locke.
Or buy a kit and see if it’s for you.
Saga has kits for guitars, mandolins and banjos.
Gold Tone Banjo Kits.
Siminoff Banjo and Mandolin has kits for mandolins.
I also found kits for Violins, Dulcimers and other instruments. If your passionate about music and thought about trying to build your own you should probable check these out.
Even if you do a simple search you come up with a good list of online radio stations.
Most of us have played with Pandora, which has a free as well as a fee based component.
SHOUTCast part of WinAmp software has a large group of free radio stations.
iHeart Radio which is part of FaceBook, don’t know what it’s like.
Jango another free one which so far I am really liking.
Slacker says it has a free as well as a fee based, haven’t tried it out.
Live 365 is all fee based, I also haven’t tried it.
Let me know if you have tried some of these and leave a comment about them.
We are all looking for the best when we are stuck working at the PC most of the day and don’t want to just listen to the same old thing.