Electric Guitar Research Paper

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With the increased pressure to "go electric," many artists who played the guitar at the height of the Rock n Roll movement switched their acoustic instruments to electric versions. Unlike bass guitars, which can often be converted into electric basses, a purely electric guitar will not produce melodic sounds without the help of an amplifier which carries the tune produced through an electronic current. Electric guitars also allow the player to partially manipulate the sound coming to the amplifier through equalizing, distorting, and other methods.

If you want to teach yourself the electric guitar, you are going to first have to choose which type you want to play. Many versions exist and it is up to you to decide which one fits your style or how much dedication you really want to put into your practice. If you want to learn using classical pedagogy, lessons will probably be essential. Choosing this route will allow you to choose a five-, six-, seven-, or even twelve-stringed instrument. Similar to a regular bass or acoustic guitar, the …show more content…

This will allow you to read sheet music, even if you have never heard the music before. While this is a slower process, the foundation you are laying for future guitar success is greater because you will have already mastered reading music. Many guitar enthusiasts, who simply want to learn the electric version for fun almost never choose to learn to read music. Instead, they generally learn the four-stringed electronic guitar in chords, which allows them to "play by ear". A four-stringed instrument is made up of regular note progressions, and switching in and out of different chords as well as training your left hand to switch and hold a chord in a certain fret as you strum in rhythm to the song of your choice is a lot

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