Just when you think you’ve probably seen it all, there it is; meet the ‘Match Guitar’, and electric guitar completely made of matches. And yes, it actually works. So, who’s behind this rather unique idea and how would anyone think of taking 40,000 matches to design and build a full-fletched electric guitar?
Alright, I admittedly don’t know anything about guitar cigar boxes. I just realized, I actually never ever seen one of those other than on videos or TV. With that said, I was really blown away when I read this nice article (with videos) about the 2016 Cigar Box Guitar Festival in Webster Groves.
I’m not into all these talent shows. My wife watches ‘The Voice’ religiously. I can certainly appreciate the talent showcased and all that, but it’s just not really my cup of tea. Anyway, for those of you who like that kind of stuff, just a quick note that the popular TV Show “Guitar Stars” is about to start into a new season.
“I think it’s hollow, I think it’s kind of haunting”. This is how its inventor, Kent Viles of Gunnison, Colorado, described the sound of his famous invention, the Dobrato. I think that’s a perfect description to describe the rather unique tone of this equally unique instrument, which kind of sound like a hybrid of a banjo and guitar.
Well, it I guess it depends whom you ask. Before I share with you what I think of this whole ‘Learn Guitar In 21 Days Challenge”, let’s first discuss what you actually want. I need to better understand from you why you feel you need to learn guitar in only 21 days. Do you really only have three weeks of time? Because if you do, in all honesty, I would actually discourage you from even thinking about this project any more.
Here is why: let’s say you want to learn a new language, which is actually very comparable to learning guitar in a way. So, what do you think you can reasonably expect after less than a month of studying a foreign language? Not all that much, right? Otherwise all of us would be fluent in a bunch of languages, if it was that easy.
The fact is, it’s not that easy. It’s as simple as that. However, you didn’t come here to have me telling you what can and can’t be done. So, if you are really dead-set on getting this 21 days guitar challenge going, then let’s see how you can go about it.
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Now, I gather you are here because you already made the decision that you want to learn guitar in just three weeks. I don’t mean to discourage you or belabor this point – but just be clear on your expectations. After only three weeks of playing, assuming you are a beginner, there is no point in keeping your hopes up high. To learn guitar in 21 days is just not possible, I don’t care what others say.
So, we discussed this a couple of times before. Personally, I don’t see the point in making a plan to learn to play guitar in 21 days, because I feel that you might be setting yourself up for failure. That said, I do acknowledge that it will all come down to your interpretation of what your understanding is regarding “Learning Guitar”. It can mean anything from strumming a couple of chords to becoming Dream Theater’s lead guitarist if Petrucci ever decides to quit his job.
Now before we talk about this in more detail, allow me to at least make one quick point before we cover specifically my proposal on how I would go about if I had to learn guitar in just 21 days.