Welcome to GuitarLeaf!
GuitarLeaf is a site dedicated to beginners and fanatics alike. You will find guitar reviews and comparisons, tutorials, videos and much more. So, if you’re a guitar fan or a wannabe, then you’ve come to the right place!
What Is GuitarLeaf?
At GuitarLeaf, you will find articles about pretty much anything guitar-related. If you’re a beginner or just looking to take a first step into the world of guitar, the you could do a whole lot worse than take a look at our best acoustic guitars for beginners or the best electric guitars for beginners post. Buying your first, proper guitar is not like buying a pair of shoes, because guitars are a life long companion (unless your mate reverses over it in his second hand car… true story). So making sure you buy the right one is crucial. At GuitarLeaf, you’ll find a few tips and recommendations, but also some balanced reviews on a variety of guitars based on our experiences and those of our friends.
Which Guitar Is The Right One For Me?
Well, it all depends on what you want to use it for. If you plan to play calm songs, then an acoustic guitar will be the correct option for you. If you want to play metal and other types of songs, then the electric one will be the correct option for you. Both of them have their uniqueness and importance. People say that that acoustic one is harder to learn, but this is not the case, because it all depends on your desire of learning.
If you plan to play metal songs with your acoustic guitar, then you are going to have a hard time. You can take a look at our Electric vs. Acoustic guitars post for a more detailed comparison between the two types of guitars. If you want to read detailed reviews about each guitar, you can check out our guitar reviews page, or you can search for your favorite one on the search box at the top of this page.
Why You Should Learn To Play The Guitar
Being able to play an instrument is amazing, you have no idea how beneficial it is to your spiritual health. The beginning might seem slow and frustrating, but believe me that once you get used to
it and you learn the basics, you will love it! Playing an instrument will make you feel more relaxed and after all, it’s a very great skill to possess. The guitar is the best instrument to learn in my opinion. I can go all day counting the reasons to back up my opinion.
- Extremely cheap – For a very cheap price, you can get a guitar, a bag and everything else you need. Other instruments such as the piano cost 10 times more.
- It’s portable – You can just stick it in your back, stick it in the car and off you go.
- It’s versatile – You can do a lot of things with the guitar. Many different types of song types including metal, rock, hard rock etc!
- A lot of ways to learn – There are a ton of online tutorials for completely free you can find on the internet to learn to play it. On YouTube, you can find a lot of instructors which offer step-by-step training for free!
- People Love It – Since it’s portable and you can take it anywhere you want with you, you can show off your guitar skills to your friends and maybe impress some girls?
Is It Hard To Learn To Play The Guitar?
This question is asked a lot, and the answer only lies within you. To be a successful guitar player, you need to make sure you really want to learn to play it, and if you are not devoted to learn it, you will give up, and your money will be gone to waste. In my opinion it is very easy and fun to learn, because all you have to do to learn to play the guitar is to play it. Make sure you play it every day for at least 30 minutes at a time. Try different things each time you pick it up and try to figure out how it works. I mentioned above that you can find dozens of tutorials online for free. Find one that you like and follow them.
Also another fun way to learn is to try to play your favorite songs. You can find tutorials on YouTube for almost all songs. This way you will feel better and by playing songs that you know you will gain a lot of confidence, and confidence is very important when trying to learn a new skill.
I’ve also heard people using excuses like “i am too old for playing one”, and i completely disagree with that. Some of the most famous guitar players in the world started in their 30’s and 40’s, and with persistence and motivation, they achieved success. I’ve even seen people with no arms play guitar. Yes, with no arms. He used his legs and was playing better than most people that give up on their first week.