Month: January 2017

My kid wants to start playing the guitar – the 5 big questions

People often ask me what kind of guitar should someone start with. They either have a kid that wants to start playing or they are curious about it themselves.

There is no hard rule for everyone, but the short answer is: get a guitar that the new guitarist will be excited about.

When I first started, I had a musician uncle who was trying to convince my parents to buy me a classical guitar, or worse¬†yet, learn the piano first. What???? Hell no. Like that geeky kid from the old Twister Sister video, I said, I wanna rock! (more…)