Things for new guitar players to avoid – Stiff Strings

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Don’t play with stiff metal strings.

Because it’s what we’re used to seeing advanced guitar players using we may just automatically think that’s what we should do too.

But for a beginner, metal strings are hard on the fingers and playing can be painful. So painful in fact, it may be a reason to quit.

Start with nylon strings – the kind you find in all classical guitars. They may not sound the way you think a guitar should sound, but hang in there.

You can change later when you get past the beginner stage. In fact you’ll probably want a better guitar at that stage anyway, and you’ll be in a much better position to know what to get.

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