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Since the fiddle is one of the core instruments that makes up Bluegrass Music, starting out with a decent beginner fiddle is vital. You don’t need to buy the most expensive model on the market, of course, but you need to make sure that you’re at least using a unit that has the essential makeup to produce good-quality music. When you play an A note, your instrument must produce an A note and not a B. That’s an exaggeration, but you get the drift, right? You won’t learn properly, and as quickly, if you’re not using the right instrument to begin with.

Age and Size

If your child wants to learn how to play the fiddle, you’re no doubt concerned about having to buy yet another fiddle when he outgrows his first one – which he’s sure to do if he decides to continue with his lessons. So does that mean you should buy a big one that he can continue to use for a long period of time? READ MORE

Do you know what separates the pros from the wannabes besides skill and experience level? It’s their accessories. Pros know that their music is as only as good as the musical instruments, equipment, and accessories they’re using to produce it. So if you want to get good at playing Bluegrass Music, you need to seriously start thinking about upping the quality of the stuff you’re using. READ MORE

Bluegrass Music may not be rock and roll but it can be just as loud and wild in numerous instances and it’s during that time that you’ll need powerful music equipment. Whether you want more clarity for playing acoustic all the way or more precision for your solo, almost anything can be achieved with good music equipment. READ MORE

Acoustic guitars are not as expensive as, say, pianos or entire drum sets but those of good quality may still stretch your budget more than a bit. But that doesn’t mean you should settle for something with inferior quality though. If you’re serious about this craft then you should know that QUALITY matters.

It has a tremendous effect on how your music sounds. Consider it this way: A painter with great skills still won’t be able to paint a picture that can say a thousand words if he’s working with sub-grade quality paint materials or brushes that are extremely old and missing half their bristles.

It’s the same with acoustic guitars. Your skills won’t do you much good if they can’t be interpreted correctly by the guitar.

Should Beginners Purchase Basic Acoustic Guitars?

Absoutely not! What happens when you graduate from beginner level? You’ll have to buy another one and re-learn the entire process because you’ve got a new guitar to acquaint yourself with. If you want to save yourself time, money, and yes effort in learning how to play a guitar then invest in something that can serve as your life partner – something that can go with you all the way to the top!

What Other Factors Should You Consider?

Naturally, there are several other factors to think about when you’re out to buy your first ever acoustic guitar.

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When the weekend’s coming close, I always start wondering about what I can do for fun and from there I often end up thinking about music festivals. After all, no self-respecting Bluegrass fan can call himself one without experiencing a music festival first hand, right?

And so that brings us to today’s post on the Keystone Bluegrass Festival. Granted, it’s not the oldest or biggest of all Bluegrass festivals, but it’s still one of the most highly anticipated annual events on the Bluegrass calendar. If it’s your first time attending a music festival and you’re thinking of taking the whole family with you, then the Keystone Bluegrass Festival at Colorado is a good choice.

Besides great Bluegrass acts performing live on three stages and incredibly sumptuous home-styled cooking, there are also several other activities that set this festival apart from others.

Frothy Fun

Well, sure, water attractions nearby are fun, but we’re talking about the kind of froth that you’d rather taste. Every year, the finest of Colorado’s microbreweries gather up at the Keystone Resort to introduce their newest and most delicious blends of barley and hops to locals, tourists, and festival attendees.

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