Like a buttload of other people, I want to learn to play the guitar. Its just going to be another hobby of mine so I wont be taking any lessons on it - purely self taught, although I have a friend who plays bass that I see occasionally. I won't be getting it until after the holidays cuz of all the games coming out, but here's some questions I've been thinking about:
1 - do I start out with an electric or acoustic guitar? My friend advised me to get an acoustic one but never gave me a reason.
2 - what is the best (beginner) electric or acoustic guitar I can get for around $200? The sound quality isnt going to be very important since its my first one.
3 - should I use a pick or my fingers to pluck the strings? When my friend first started playing the bass, his fingers were F*CKED UP and all bloody so I'm not quite sure.
4 - since I'm going to be self taught, where is the best place I can go to learn? Is there any websites that teaches u how to play or should I buy a book?
5 - I have a friend that used to play the violin and when I picked it up, he said it was out of tune. How do I know if my guitar is out of tune? Also, where can I find sheet music for songs? And what is thing called tabs that I hear people mentioning?
Thanks in advance to all who reply