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10 Things I Wish I Knew About Guitars (Before I Bought One): Nickcoumbe's List
Written by Ava

Remember the Jemsite list for 10 Things I Wish I Knew About Guitars (Before I Bought One)?

A few members came up with their own lists. Here's one that I found particularly enlightening (and entertaining!) It's by Jemsite member Nickcoumbe.

  1. Practicing methodically and regularly may sound dull but you will be able to play better quicker and have more fun.
  2. Learning to play with other musicians is as important as learning to play scales etc.
  3. Tablature is not always right. If it doesn't sound right when you play it, try to make it better
  4. Shop assistants in guitar shops don't always know very much about guitars
  5. Guitar shops are like dentists. When you find a good one stick with it and go regularly, even if it costs you money each time.
  6. Building a custom is never cheaper. It might be better, but it doesn't fundamentally save you money.
  7. Play gigs. Otherwise all you are doing is practicing for the sake of it.
  8. Everyone's first gig is probably bad. Make sure you play better at each one.
  9. Credit cards are not free money. Save up for it, you will appreciate not being in debt more.
  10. They are addictive. I really wish someone had told me that.
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