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How often do I need to change strings?
It all depends on how much you practice and on the type of strings. On average, if you play guitar every day, we’d recommend changing your strings every 2 – 3 weeks. After that period, you’ll probably start noticing the first signs of wear. The overall sound will become duller and less crispy. The basses will be less resonant and will start showing fret marks above certain frets, while the trebles might feel rougher under your right hand due to microfractures.
What accessories should every classical guitarist have?
Every classical guitarist needs either a footstool, guitar support or a cushion to be able to sit in the playing position. This is important, especially if you practice very often, as an incorrect sitting position might cause back problems over the years.
Many classical guitar pieces, especially a large portion of renaissance and baroque repertoire, might also require a guitar capo, so make sure to always have one in your guitar case.
We'd also recommend having a guitar tuner. In certain rooms and venues, it's harder to tune a guitar. In such situations, a guitar tuner might be very helpful.
If you play in front of others and need sheet music, make sure to put it on a music stand. Reading from sheet music put on a floor or a chair might distract listeners from your playing.
What guitar accessories will I find in the GSI store?
GSI is a guitar shop that also sells accessories. Here, you’ll find a broad selection of guitar strings, guitar cases, sheet music, nail products, footstools, guitar supports, and much more!
Do I need nails to play classical guitar?
No, you don’t need nails, but having them is highly recommended. A well-shaped and buffed nail can produce a much more controlled, clearer, and louder sound. Having nails also allows guitarists to achieve more differentiated sounds on the guitar. However, it’s very important to remember that nails that aren’t properly shaped and buffed might hinder playing the guitar. Make sure to always have with you a nail file and a buffer or special sandpaper to take care of your nails.
Which frets should I mark with fret dots?
Even though certain guitarists prefer playing without fret dots, usually guitarists mark the 5th, 7th, and 9th or/and 12th fret. We’d recommend marking the 12th fret if your guitar has an elevated fingerboard or a cutaway since in these instances finding the 12th fret might be less intuitive.
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