Mudcat Café message #989145 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #61497   Message #989145
Posted By: Grab
23-Jul-03 - 06:39 PM
Thread Name: Learning to play the guitar
Subject: RE: Learning to play the guitar
Electronic tuners are dirt cheap - some sets of strings cost more. Get one or regret it. :-)

Classical guitar is slightly harder to play as the fretboard is wider, so some chords are more difficult, but the theory is that this encourages good habits. The nylon strings are less painful than steel strings on the fingertips (although you'll still get plenty of pain even with nylon strings to start with). Or you could use a steel-string guitar with a set of very light electric-guitar strings though (say, a set with 0.008 top string) and work up to heavier strings as your fingers get tougher and stronger.