The Protec Leather Ends is our pick for the best guitar strap, which is made with nylon and comes with a pocket for a pick. It is made with leather ends for durability.
Our step-up pick is the BestSounds Soft Cotton and it is made with leather, cotton and other materials so that it is soft but durable. It works well with various kinds of guitars.
The budget pick is the Ernie Ball Polypro and it is made with leather ends along with its wide range of color choices. It can be adjusted from 36 to 68 inches in total length.
- 1 A Little Background
- 2 How we Picked
- 3 Our Pick
- 4 Flaws but Not Dealbrakers
- 5 Step-up Pick
- 6 Budget Pick
- 7 Best Guitar Strap with a Retro Style
- 8 Best Guitar Strap for Girls
- 9 Best Guitar Strap with Air Cell
- 10 Best Guitar Strap for Electric Guitars
- 11 Best Guitar Strap with a Vintage Design
- 12 Best Guitar Strap made of Leather
- 13 Best Guitar Strap with an Artistic Design
- 14 The Competition
- 15 Other Frequently Asked Questions
- 16 Wrapping It Up
A Little Background
A guitar strap is a kind of tool or accessory that lets you hang your guitar from your shoulder to the rest of your body. It is useful for live performances when you don’t want to keep carrying your guitar all the time with your bare hands or arms.
While borrowing guitar stuff from other people is okay for emergency situations, you should not make it a habit to avoid being annoying to others. If you play in a band or solo, chances are, if you are new to a place or area then other acts might not feel sorry for you. Therefore, you should be responsible and supply yourself with your own stuff to avoid the hassle of borrowing from others, or check your gear before you go.
Guitar gear can break over the course of time. Whether they are really durable and pricey or not, it really depends on the user. Lack of maintenance is a common problem that most musicians face, and so they should definitely keep in mind that instruments and gear should be properly maintained to avoid hassle in the future (and waste of money or cash savings).
The importance of properly taking care of your guitar gear is crucial because you will suffer if they are not taken care of properly and you will waste valuable money and investments in the long run. Much like your musical instrument should be taken care of in the right way, so should you do the same to the rest of the accessories and supplementary gear that you have for it.
To avoid misplacing your guitar gear, you should have a gig bag or case for them. Having an organized bag with dividers and pockets lets you classify your items and easily look for the gear or accessory that you want or need to use in a performance or while traveling or practicing. Organization is very important for musicians, especially those on the go.
How we Picked
When you choose the best guitar strap, here are some concerns you need to know about:
Length, size and thickness: the length can vary depending on the desired length or type of guitar that you have, as well as how tall or short you are. You don’t want your guitar to be too far from your body, making it uncomfortable to play. The thickness can also have an impact, as a thickness that is wider can mean more support for your shoulders.
Strap color: It can be important in identifying which one is yours if you have a shared practice or playing space. The color of the strap can be a supplemental thing, but it can make a difference for night performances. Neon colors like yellow, green and orange prove to be easily visible during live performances at night, so you might want to consider that as well.
Type of guitar: the type of guitar will matter because different guitars have different sizes and thicknesses, and they may also have variations in the placement of the strap pins. Acoustic ones need more support due to the bulkiness of the design while electric ones also need lots of strength because it is made with some metal parts.
Material(s) used: consider high strength materials that will not easily break or warp during performances and exposures to sweat and sunlight. The material should be strong and slightly flexible but should not easily get loose over time. It should also not be too stiff or too sharp so that it will be much more comfortable for you to handle. Materials you can depend on include suede, woven, fabric, leather and many more.
Ease of attachment: the attachment method of the strap should not compromise the quality of the overall construction and your guitar as well. It should have easy to clip on ends so that it will stay put in your instrument and will not make it fall over and make terrible accidents. Part of what makes a good strap is not just reliability, but also ease of attachment for quick performances.
As our top pick, the Protec Leather Ends has a durable design, combining both nylon and leather for one product. It has a pocket for the pick and has a universal fit for most guitars. It is made with non-abrasive hardware so it can protect your guitar finish. You can choose from a variety of colors as well and there are no metal parts that can damage your instrument.
Flaws but Not Dealbrakers
While not a deal breaker, the Protec Leather Ends has a small con that is because of being made out of leather, it might not be ideal for recording due to the subtle noise it makes.
As our step-up pick, the BestSounds Soft Cotton is a soft strap that can fit most musicians due to its adjustability. It is made with cotton and leather and has a headstock adaptor as well. It comes with an easy to use lock and button mechanism as well. The width is at 2 inches while the total length is at 41 inches.
The Ernie Ball Polypro is our budget pick, which can be adjusted from 36 inches to 68 inches, so it will fit on most musicians as well. It is a combination of polypropylene and various colors so it will not make stains onto your clothes or guitar gear. The width is at 2 inches and the ends are made of leather material.
Best Guitar Strap with a Retro Style
Made with a retro style, the VIVICTORY GCS-01 is made with cotton and can also be used in other musical instruments with strings. The colors do not fade easily and it has a braided style design. Its sizing is also adjustable so that you can use it for kids and adults as well. It can fit into various kinds of instruments with a thickness of 0.2 cm.
Best Guitar Strap for Girls
For the ladies, the Art Tribute Pink is a good choice because of its unique design. It comes with 2 picks for free and it is also adjustable from 42 to 68 inches for its design. It is made out of polyester for durability. It can be used for both acoustic and electric ones and it has an artistic pattern. The width is just right at 2 inches for better comfort.
Best Guitar Strap with Air Cell
Made with air cell technology, the KLIQ AirCell is made with a neoprene pad and is also moisture wicking with its properties. It can be adjustable from 46 up to 56 inches. The pad is 3 inches wide and its modern look makes it great for various gigs and concerts, or even for practice purposes.
Best Guitar Strap for Electric Guitars
The NEUMA Leather Ends can be used for electric guitars and it has a pocket for picks. Each end is made of leather and it can be used for ukuleles as well. There are 3 picks included in the package and the length can be adjusted from 37 up to 60 inches in total. You can use it for various instrument sizes and lengths.
Best Guitar Strap with a Vintage Design
The Anwenk PU Leather is a great choice for vintage players. It has a 2-inch width for added shoulder comfort and it has a 60’s retro and vintage design. You can adjust it from 37 to 62 inches in terms of length overall. It has a stylish design and it is made with PU leather so it is soft yet protective for you and your instrument.
Best Guitar Strap made of Leather
The Planet Waves Classic is made of leather and has a basic design. It can be adjusted from 44 to 53 inches in length and it is made with quality materials as well.
Best Guitar Strap with an Artistic Design
Be like Don McLean, or Van Gogh for that matter, with this unique Van Gogh inspired strap, the ArtTribute Starry Night. It has 2 locks and 2 picks and has a very cool and artistic design. It can be used for a wide range of guitars and has a width of 2 inches for comfort, with adjustability from 42 to 68 inches.
Others were not worthy to be in our list because they were flimsy in materials and in overall construction. If your $$$ guitar depends on a weak and substandard strap then it will be more prone to breakage.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why is it so hard and uncommon for girls to play stringed musical instrument?
A: Most people think of boys when they hear the word “stringed musical instrument”. It’s a common gender stereotype, and it has to do with the following facts:
- Most musicians who play stringed musical instrument are boys. There’s just something with “boys” and “stringed musical instruments” – they often go together when seen in mass media. Girl stringed musical instrument players just don’t get enough spotlight, unless it’s Avril Lavigne or ahem, Taylor Swift. Hence, most people will think that stringed musical instruments are for boys and aren’t for girls. Most bands are comprised mostly of boys, that’s why parents are afraid of letting their girls into a band, or forming one.
- It’s a highly technical instrument as compared to the piano. While most girls do learn the piano more, some still do play the stringed musical instrument. There’s a lot of technicality involved with the stringed musical instrument, and it’s the same reason why very few girls are good in video games, in mathematics and other technically advanced fields.
- Most girls have soft hands, in which they might have trouble with a stringed musical instrument. The problem with stringed musical instrument playing is the dreaded formation of calluses, which is something unsightly for girls. Most women do not have high tolerance for pain, and thus most of them quit eventually and let their boyfriends strum for them instead.
- Some countries associate lesbianism with a girl being in a band. Unfortunately, the stigma has caught on so much to think that in some countries and communities, if a girl’s first favorite thing in high school is a stringed musical instrument and not a makeup kit, then there’s a chance of being in the LGBT, which scares some parents. Please, for the love of God, don’t associate musical instruments with gender preferences.
- It’s a worldwide stereotype affecting most households. It all comes from the fact that parents aren’t buying robots and cars for girls and aren’t buying miniature houses for boys. Clearly, there should be no stereotypical genre thing going on with kids, because they will carry it through their lifetime. Most girls are really talented in playing the stringed musical instrument and that doesn’t have to affect their personality or their social status as a woman.
Q: What are the different stereotypical stringed musical instrument players in a shop?
A: You’ve seen them, or perhaps you haven’t. They are all around you and you don’t even know it. Here’s how to spot the different stereotypical stringed musical instrument players in a shop:
|The rich kid||Also known as the spoiled guy, you’ll find the rich kid begging their parents to buy this and that amp or stringed musical instrument which is probably a limited edition or a signature series product, and then eventually just display it in their room.|
|The “free trial” guy||This kind of guy basically tests everything in the store only to give you the notion that he doesn’t have the budget for it.|
|The cliché player||He’ll play stuff like “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and other basic songs. Worse, he might even play the dreaded song that most seasoned players dread: “Stairway to Heaven”.|
|The grizzled rocker||This guy has seen better days and he might look unfashionable, but you might not know his talent until you’ve seen and heard of it yourself.|
|The weekend warrior||This guy probably has a stringed musical instrument that is in terrible condition. He doesn’t really care about his gear – all he cares about is his busy lifestyle and playing the stringed musical instrument from time to time.|
|The pushy sales guy||He’s the annoying “know it all” when it comes down to stringed musical instrument sales. He’ll point out all the pros and cons of a product and then shove to your face which one you should buy. It makes you wonder: is he an employee in the store?|
|The rock god||Rarely to be seen in shops, he’s the kind of guy you wouldn’t want to mess with. Simple and straightforward – he’s a legend. Or sometime, he’s “the” only legend around.|
|The local hero||He’s probably on the counter asking for free strings because he’s the “local hero” that everybody knows about. Oh, and he might actually be sponsored by the shop you’re currently in.|
|The loud guy||Also known as the deluded shredder, he’ll impolitely put the volume up on the amp. He’s like that guy sitting next to you on Starbucks and blasting his phone’s volume while watching Netflix.|
|The show-off||He’s more concerned about turning the shop into his own private concert. He doesn’t really care about buying anything – he just wants to tell you how awesome he is at arpeggios.|
Q: Are there pros and cons to having an acoustic-electric stringed musical instrument?
A: Yes, the acoustic-electric stringed musical instrument is a relatively new thing, but it has its share of pros and cons, such as the following:
|Pros of acoustic-electric stringed musical instrument|
|Full and loud tone||A fuller tone can be experienced with the acoustic electric stringed musical instrument. It is a combination of both the acoustic and the electric type, hence the sound is pretty good.|
|Not much feedback||Compared to the awful feedback problems of an electric stringed musical instrument, the acoustic electric combination hybrid makes the job of playing live and making cable and amp connections much easier.|
|It’s also an acoustic stringed musical instrument||Because you get the best of both worlds, you also get the same sweet serenity of acoustic tunes with this kind of stringed musical instrument.|
|Cons of acoustic-electric stringed musical instrument|
|Sound not as defined or as full as electric ones||The sound may not be as great as the electric ones, if you intend to also use it as an electric stringed musical instrument, due to the limited amount of features.|
|Cost||Some of them can be pricier and harder to find, which makes it troublesome for those who want to have them at home or in their studio.|
|Sound when unplugged isn’t that good||Because it is partly an electric stringed musical instrument, it may not sound good when unplugged due to its design.|
Q: What are the things I might be doing wrong with stringed musical instruments?
A: Most people are guilty of doing something wrong as to why they aren’t improving. Here are some of them:
1.You don’t change your routine. Most people don’t even add new songs to their repertoire and this is why they do not improve. For you to step up your game, you should choose a harder song to play so that you will master new techniques as well as improve your speed, tempo and all other aspects. However, if you really love a song just for the heck of it, then it’s okay to keep including it.
- You don’t give enough time to practice. Practicing is the most essential thing that builds up your skills. It doesn’t matter how long it takes you to master an arpeggio or any of John Petrucci’s songs – what matters is that you put time in practice no matter how short or long it is, and stick to the plan. You can put in some 30 minutes of your time with stringed musical instrument practice, if you’re very busy with work.
- You focus on one genre only. Because there are so many genres of music out there, you have more room to grow if you explore. Sticking to only one genre may not help you find your own style – because music is an art form and requires you to be innovative and creative. You’ll hone your skills better if you take time to explore different genres.
- Your timing is poor or not that good. Wrong timing is inexcusable – there are tons of metronome apps out there and you can even get a manual metronome from your local music store. Without tempo and timing, you’ll sound floppy and audiences will laugh at you, especially the pro musicians. Consider polishing your tempo as well, other than playing in tune, to avoid being the laughing stock of the show.
- You don’t ask for help from people. Self-taught stringed musical instrument players are good, but some players just don’t ask for help when they can’t get a thing right. There are some techniques that are better taught by someone rather than by yourself, so that you can speed up your learning in this way. Styles are better learned on your own, but techniques should be asked from someone else.
- You don’t shift stringed musical instrument types. Whether you’re a faithful to the acoustic or electric depends on you, but it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t play the other types! Learn to cope with other stringed musical instrument types so that you’ll have a wider knowledge of things and who knows, you might find it useful when a band member is missing or when you’re recording a song or original composition.
- You leave your stringed musical instrument stuff in the dust. Taking care of your stringed musical instrument stuff is just as important as honing your skills. You can’t expect to be a successful musician if you don’t change your strings periodically or wipe the dust off your stringed musical instruments and gear. Consider always checking your gear and other items.
- You only do it for the ladies. While playing the stringed musical instrument is actually beneficial for courting someone, it should not be your ultimate goal. Remember that as with every instrument, you should not do it for people, you should do it for yourself first before you do it for others.
- You don’t work hard enough. Hard work and perseverance are both needed when it comes down to doing anything, you need total determination in order to work on your skills and practice. Technique is one thing but keeping up on practicing is another.
- You focus more on gear than your skills. Most people think that getting better gear and stringed musical instrument can make them professionally sounding, which is wrong. Anyone can sound great if they wish and if they practice well, even with the cheapest stringed musical instrument and the cheapest amp. Your gear does not always define your sound, but having poor skills can make your stringed musical instrument gear worthless in the long run.
Q: What are the must-have things you should buy for your stringed musical instrument?
A: There are some important things you need to have in your stringed musical instrument bag, case or gig bag:
|Pick||The pick is important for players of steel string stringed musical instruments. The pick can come in various sizes and shapes, as well as thicknesses and materials. You should pick one that is just the right size. Don’t forget to add extra ones for every gig, in case you accidentally let it fly.|
|Extra strings||Extra strings are important because if you lose one, you’ll probably have to borrow another dude’s stringed musical instrument. Consider bringing extra strings in all the gauges needed for your stringed musical instrument(s) before a live performance. In this way, you can quickly patch it up before the show starts, should anything arise.|
|Hanging tool||The hanging tool is what makes it possible for you to play stringed musical instrument while standing up. The hanging tool is great for performers on stage who want to move as much as possible for adding stage presence. It should be strong enough to hold your bulky stringed musical instrument.|
|Tuner||The tuner is your lifesaver from embarrassment. The tuner can help you get rid of embarrassment by keeping your stringed musical instrument in the right tune as much as possible, even when it is so hard to tune in a crowded place or venue area.|
Q: Can your stringed musical instrument define your personality or what you are?
A: Yes, in most cases, how you want your stringed musical instrument to look like can also define your personality, such as with the following:
|Political slogan||You’re most likely an advocacy person and make music not just for yourself, but for the world.|
|One bridge pickup||This means that either you’re a big fan of punk music or just like power chords in general.|
|Cigarettes||Most likely, you’ll find these in most smoking dudes, and they’ll place it in a headstock.|
|Scalloped frets||This could mean that you are obsessed with technique.|
|Lots of stickers||Most people in the punk era and in the 2000s like stringed musical instruments with tons of stickers.|
|Worn out finish||Some people actually like to keep their stringed musical instruments look like they’ve seen better days, but in truth, they just bought the thing yesterday.|
|Unclipped strings||Most people have the lazy habit of not clipping strings. Either this is a statement or you’re just asking for trouble when you prick your fingers.|
|Multiple neck||Some people like to use multiple neck for recording purposes. Others just like to pretend they know how to play the 12-string stringed musical instrument.|
|Kaoss pad||You’re probably a techie savage, but you might not realize that people just want you to play actual stringed musical instrument chords instead of a synthesizer gadget all the time.|
|Low hanging tool||Low hanging tool stringed musical instrument players also reflect the punk culture. But hey, it’s a fashion statement.|
Q: What things can make the stringed musical instrument hanging tool much better to use and lasting longer?
A: Four major things can make up the good qualities of a stringed musical instrument hanging tool, such as the following:
- Choice of material – the most common ones are leather, nylon, cotton and neoprene. Some even have memory foam for extra comfort. The material should be durable and should last long enough for you to play through many gigs as much as possible. It should not wear out easily depending on the type of stringed musical instrument that you have.
- Type of locking mechanism – the locking mechanism can vary depending on the stringed musical instrument hanging tool that you have and the type of stringed musical instrument that you have as well. This can have an effect on whether it is easy to use and if it is durable and will greatly attach to your stringed musical instrument without the worry of falling over.
- Width of the hanging tool – the hanging tool should be in just the right amount of width so that it will be comfortable to wear for longer periods of time, especially for live performances.
- Length of the hanging tool – the length of the hanging tool depends on how tall or short you are, and how big or small the stringed musical instrument is. There can be many factors that can dictate the length, and some are also adjustable so that it can meet your expectations.
Q: What kinds of materials can be used for a stringed musical instrument hanging tool?
A: The stringed musical instrument hanging tool can vary in terms of materials, such as the following:
|Nylon||Nylon is considered the cheapest type of stringed musical instrument material. It is very stable and it is easy to color and dye depending on your design needs.|
|Leather||Leather is very expensive at most, but are more durable and can stand to the test of time. For a high-end stringed musical instrument, you should get leather hanging tools.|
|Neoprene||This will usually have rubber ends and will be more friendly towards vegan musicians.|
|Cotton||Another choice for the vegans, cotton is great for having a raw material for your stringed musical instrument hanging tool. It may not be as durable as nylon but it is downright comfortable.|
Q: Are there pros and cons to teaching yourself stringed musical instrument?
A: Self-taught people are determined people with passion and self-discipline. If you ever want to teach yourself stringed musical instrument without the help of anyone else, here are the pros and cons for you to consider:
- You don’t have to stand with people’s attitudes.
- You’re doing things at your own pace, with no schedule conflicts.
- You can develop your own style instead of other people instilling you their style.
- Some techniques like arpeggios and sweep picking need the assistance of expert players.
- It’s downright hard if you have little knowledge in music.
- It’s also hard if you have lack of discipline with yourself.
Q: How do you take care of your stringed musical instrument and stringed musical instrument gear before and after every performance?
A: Most stringed musical instruments and gear suffer from neglect and abuse from their owners. Don’t let your stringed musical instruments end up this way by going with the following guidelines for maintenance:
|Use your stringed musical instrument case||The stringed musical instrument case is an important aspect of storage because not only does it help you travel with your stringed musical instrument, but it also helps you travel with it in a safe way. Especially if you do have a high priced stringed musical instrument, you should consider getting a case to protect it from harm and damage.|
|Wipe your strings to avoid corrosion||Wiping your strings not only gets rid of moisture to avoid corrosion, but it also gets rid of dust and dirt so that your strings can potentially last longer.|
|Clip your capo to your headstock||This is so that you will avoid misplacing it or forgetting about it during a performance.|
|Insert or weave your pick into the strings||Most people lose pick after pick, but you don’t have to do that if you secure your pick into the tightest part of your strings, near the nut.|
Q: Should you get a travel stringed musical instrument? What are the pros and cons?
A: The travel stringed musical instrument or the small stringed musical instrument is the kind of thing you would bring to a campsite without the need to get an amp or carry a big and bulky instrument with you. Here are its pros and cons:
|Pros of travel stringed musical instrument|
|Loud and full tone||The full tone is great for those who want to have a bigger sound even when in the great outdoors.|
|Comfortable design||The design is also something that you can take with you on your car without having to worry about the bulkiness of the body.|
|Great for camping and hiking||You can definitely use it for your next outdoor adventure due to its design for portability.|
|Pretty cheap||They also do not cost too much as compared to others that have more parts.|
|Cons of travel stringed musical instrument|
|Small scale neck||The neck is not too much on the scale and the frets, since it is meant to be only of travel size or around 3/4 in size, so you cannot make leads that are high enough.|
|Mostly no hanging tool||They will most likely have no hanging tool in them because of being portable.|
|Hard to add a pickup||They can also be hard to add a pickup onto due to the limited design options.|
Q: Which is better: the acoustic stringed musical instrument or the electric stringed musical instrument?
A: For beginners, it can be hard to choose whether you want the stringed musical instrument that is acoustic or electric. Here are the pros and cons of both of them:
|Acoustic stringed musical instrument|
|a. You can play on the electric stringed musical instrument easily because you’re used to steel.
b. It is naturally loud sounding and there is no need for an amplifier.
c. It is portable because you can carry it anywhere without an amp.
d. It is great for soft music, such as folk, ballad, pop and the like.
|a. It is very difficult to play due to the steel strings.
b. The fretboard may be too wide for some beginners.
c. You can’t put a lot of effects on them, unlike with electric stringed musical instruments.
d. It requires a lot of physical strength and energy.
|Electric stringed musical instrument|
|a. The chords and strings are softer and easier to play.
b. You can practice quietly due to the headphone jack present.
c. It allows for a lot of effects that can be used for various genres.
d. You won’t have a lot of problems with using barre chords.
|a. They can be expensive because of the initial price and the amp.
b. You can’t play them properly without an amp.
c. Just because you learned something on the electric stringed musical instrument doesn’t mean it also applies to acoustic ones.
d. It doesn’t have the natural sounding feel of the acoustic stringed musical instrument.
Q: What are the benefits of doing a collaboration with another artist or stringed musical instrument player?
A: Collaborations, whether you’re in a band or in another band, or as a solo artist or producer, are great things to consider. Here’s why:
- You’ll know your strengths and weaknesses from the experience.
- You can realize what style that you have as compared to other people.
- You can get more noticed, especially if the other person is already famous.
- It’s a new challenge for your music career.
- It creates the value of teamwork in yourself.
- It helps you learn other people’s styles better.
- You learn some level of professionalism.
Q: What are the differences between a classical stringed musical instrument and an acoustic stringed musical instrument?
A: Both of these two acoustic type stringed musical instruments differ in many more ways than you think, such as the following:
|Size of the body||Classical types are usually smaller in their body size.||Acoustic ones are bigger in terms of body size.|
|Neck width||The neck is usually wide so it is not a great idea for those with short hands.||Acoustic ones have a narrower neck or fret.|
|String type||It uses nylon string, which is softer and more ideal for beginners.||It uses steel string, which is more ideal for advanced and / or people who have high tolerance with pain.|
|Resonance||They have a lighter bracing so the resonance is not as good as with steel string ones.||Acoustic ones tend to have more resonance due to the solid bracing.|
|Fret||It is usually joined at the 12th fret.||It is usually joined at the 14th fret.|
|Price||These are cheaper options for a stringed musical instrument.||These are a little more expensive due to the steel strings.|
|Difficulty||They are usually very easy for the beginners, and even for senior players.||They are a little harder due to the steel strings.|
|Truss rod||The classical type has no truss rod.||Truss rods are only found on acoustic ones.|
|Headstock||Usually has a solid headstock in terms of design.||Usually has a cut out headstock in terms of its looks.|
|Tone produced||Warmer tones are produced by this kind of stringed musical instrument.||Higher frequencies are emphasized by this kind of stringed musical instrument.|
|Genres||Latin, folk, Spanish music||Pop, jazz, and others needing high frequency sounds|
Q: What are the things you need to remember in studio etiquette?
A: We’ve probably seen and heard “that guy” in the studio – the one who think he’s “God’s gift to music”. Here are ways you should act in the studio either as a musician or as a plain old stringed musical instrument player:
- Don’t bring too many people in the studio.
- Don’t give the producer too much choices – decide for fewer ones to make the task easier.
- Don’t touch stuff that you have zero or little knowledge about.
- Be punctual when you go to the studio.
- Don’t expect too much food and drinks (it’s not a party or a group study).
- Focus on your studio work when renting to save precious time.
- Come prepared to avoid wasting time as well.
- Don’t expect your sound to be similar to others – be yourself.
Q: Which is true and which is a misconception with different stringed musical instrument myths?
A: Most people who might not be into this kind of instrument may think of this and that. Therefore here’s a guide to clear out those stringed musical instrument myths:
|Statement||True or Not||Explanation|
|Acoustic stringed musical instruments are easier to play in general.||Not true||Acoustic stringed musical instruments are actually more difficult because of the strings being harder.|
|Your stringed musical instrument neck can get damaged if you take out all of the strings simultaneously.||Not true||It is actually the most time saving way of cleaning and maintaining your stringed musical instrument.|
|Sweep picking and arpeggios are only limited to shred and metal.||Not true||You can use them for a wide range of genres, even combining them with electronic music.|
|Any length of finger can definitely play the stringed musical instrument.||True||It’s all in the technique and how you manage to learn with whatever hands you are given with.|
|You should start playing at an early age to be a musical prodigy or a successful musician.||Not true||Because of today’s generations where little Mozarts are being international internet superstars or winning it big in talent competitions, people think that they can’t learn stringed musical instrument in their 40s, but it’s not true – every age is okay, with a little strength, push and determination.|
|Metronomes don’t really make you play faster.||True||While tempo is important, that doesn’t mean you can automatically play faster. It’s all in the technique and practice.|
Q: What are the different kinds and types of electric stringed musical instruments?
A: Electric stringed musical instruments are great for rock music, as well as for other genres. Here are some of the types of electric stringed musical instruments:
- Solid body stringed musical instrument – these ones are the ones that do not have holes in them, such as Fender and Gibson stringed musical instruments.
- Semi-hollow body stringed musical instruments – these ones have an f-hole on each side, much like violins and the like. They have a certain resonance compared to solid body ones.
- Hollow body – also known as the archtop stringed musical instrument, it is electric and yet has a body that is a little reminiscent to the acoustic type due to the archtop design and the hollow body. They are the best in terms of resonance.
Q: What are the different musical styles or genres that you can play with a stringed musical instrument?
A: The stringed musical instrument is known to be a widespread and versatile type of instrument, hence it can be used for many genres of music, prominently in:
- Christian and worship
- Metal and heavy metal
Wrapping It Up
Overall, we think that the Protec Leather Ends is our pick for the best guitar strap due to the durable combination of leather and nylon to keep supporting your guitar, and so you won’t lose the picks you have with its included pocket.