I'll confess that I'm not an expert in these things, but after reading some discussion in this forum and based on my own experience, I would say that a cheap guitar might be lacking in these areas (aside from the actual goodness of tone): sustain, responsiveness to tone production techniques, sympathetic ringing of bass strings, evenness of notes through the fretboard (dead notes, wolf notes, buzzing), action cannot be lowered to comfortable level without introducing buzzing, intonation.Timo N. wrote:Is it thinkable that a cheap guitar could actually impede me in my playing (aside from sounding bad)?
And if so, what would I have to check for? Again, that would be kind of more comfortable for me than looking for a used one online.
You probably won't need much readjustment. The feel of the nylon strings is naturally different from steel, and the tension much lighter. I'm afraid that I'm not too familiar with steel string tone production finger style, so I don't know for example whether it makes a difference with steel strings whether you aim the free stroke inwards as you do with rest stroke. With classical guitar it makes a difference between a thin and a full bodied tone.Timo N. wrote:Edit: One other thing: I'm always reading that tone production on Cg is very different from steel-string. I get that the sound itself is different, but i the right hand technique all that different as well? I'm used to playing with long nails and using things like rest stroke or string dampening, so am I still in for a load of readjustment? sounds kind of scary
I'll check that one out once I get my hands on a nylon guitar, thanks again!Marko Räsänen wrote:I would advice that you spend some time reading 'Advice on buying, selling or valuing a guitar' -subforum. Once you get to try that guitar of your friend, you could post specific questions there. People are very helpful in that part of the forum particularly.
I just played that piece for the first time today. Come bar 13, and I think "That's quite a reach with the index finger back to 7th fret..." I could do it, but it sounded very strange. After some brief confusion it dawned on me that the piece was in drop D tuning, and the B has moved two frets up. As that B is the only the fretted note on the 6th string in that piece, I had simply forgotten that I need to add two frets for every note played on 6th stringEric de Vries wrote:So I knew Tarrega's Chopin arrangement and was wondering what would happen at the first beat of bar 13.
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