The truth is often known to be stranger than myths and fiction. There are a lot of myths which are peddled around. Today we will look at the myths related to learning how to play the guitar or the digital piano. The easiest way to debunk myths is for the truth to be illustrated. Here are some common myths that are told concerning guitar and digital piano beginners.
It’s common to hear people saying that playing a guitar that is not grounded is extremely dangerous. Well, this myth is not true for the mere fact that the amperage produced by electric guitars is too small and hence cannot cause any kind of harm. However, amplifiers are always well grounded. If you happen get electric shocks on touching the strings on your electric guitar, then there is a problem with the amplifier or the source of power.
A lot of bands that play rock music believe that for their bass guitar to be impactful they need a huge stack of 100 watt amps. This is actually not true since a 30 – 50 watt amplifier is enough especially when the venue is not too big. It is also important to note that doubling the wattage does not necessarily mean that the volume will automatically double.
It has been said from time to time that the best tone is produced by a guitar whose strings are thicker than usual. Contrary to this kind of thinking the, Epiphone dot and other thin stringed electric guitars have been known to produce incredible sounds that are quite heavy depending on the skills of the player and the settings of the guitar.
There is a common myth towards guitar and digital pianos to the effect that only people with slender and long fingers can become good guitar or digital piano players. There is a wide range of guitars and digital pianos to choose from that can easily suit all sizes and shapes of fingers. Many guitar players can also attest to the fact that people with longer fingers are prone to making a lot of mistakes hence do not necessarily have an upper hand over the others.
Many piano players have for a long time been duped into thinking that looking at your fingers while playing the piano is unprofessional. This is a notion that is absolutely wrong since looking at your fingers helps a piano player to effectively visualize the music, put emphasis on a song’s pathos and also put in the required emotion into the music.
There is a myth that is propagated by people who believe that when restringing a guitar or when your fret has to be worked on, you should not remove all the strings of a guitar because the guitar might loose its pitch completely. This is absolutely not true since only a drop in pitch that is drastic can cause loss of pitch which can only be caused by the cutting or breaking of strings while the pitch is still in tune.