10% of the population is left-handed. So why aren’t there more left-handed guitars? In this video Cam talks about all the reasons why left-handed people may actually be better off learning guitar, ukulele, bass, banjo and other stringed instruments right handed. This is useful information if you or your child is left-handed and wanting to learn the guitar or other stringed instrument. Watch before you start scouring the country for a left-handed instrument!
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Playing the guitar is a lot easier if your instrument is up to the task. Fresh strings, a good setup and a clean guitar not only make the playing experience a lot more enjoyable, it can also help you to play better. If your guitar has seen better days, bring it in for our ‘W.O.F’ service. We’ll get it road worthy again for you! We also restring and service ukuleles, banjos, mandolins, bass guitars, violins (basic setups and restrings), and more!
So you want to learn piano. Or you want to replace that big, old, heavy, out-of-tune piano in your house with something more practical. A keyboard or digital piano can be a great option. They’re generally a lot lighter, cheaper, and they don’t require tuning. But where do you start? This is a guide for people who don’t know what to look for. Pic: If your old acoustic piano looks like this one it might be time for an upgrade! Why not go digital? Key points (generalised): Keyboards: lighter, generally more features, non-weighted keys, 61 -76 notes Digital pianos: 88 notes, weighted keys, more like a real piano. Electronic Pianos are basically basically broken up into two main categories: keyboards and digital pianos. There are also stage pianos, synthesizers, midi controllers and more, but for the home user just starting on their journey we’re going to focus on the first two. …
Local music guru and teacher AJ Crawshaw from Crawshaw Music School in Raumati takes you through the two types of practice, and why both are just as important.