Mandolin

Mandolin

Half Size Guitars
Guitars are fantastic instruments, and they are an integral part of almost all modern western music. From the passionate, frenetic energy of samba, flamenco and merengue, to the red-hot power chords of heavy metal, guitars have earned their staring roll in orchestras, punk bands, studio sessions and folk medleys. Stringed instruments that look and sound a little like guitars have existed since way back at the start of ancient history with stringed instruments like guitars appearing in ancient Babylonian and Hittite carvings, but it wasn’t until the Renaissance in Europe that guitars as we really know them today began to take shape.
Having a home in almost every musical collective, band or ensemble, guitars are a great instrument for young musicians to get to grips with. Whether you are looking for a good solo instrument, or are aiming to take your place alongside famous axe men like Slash, Jimi Hendrix and Joe Satriani, guitars are a great way to get into music at an early age.
Entering the world of music through guitars is a good idea for a few different reasons. First, guitars are fairly simple in construction, so there is not a lot of technical understanding or complex mechanisms to master like on a saxophone or French horn. The second reasons that guitars are a good starting point is that they can sound good with very little training, unlike a violin or wind instrument. This means that younger musicians will see measurable, clear progress early and can quickly enjoy the satisfaction of playing even simple songs. Guitars are also great for learning music as fundamental musical techniques like chords and scales are easy to see and understand on the fretboard. Although some might argue that the piano offers the best opportunity for mastering musical theory, guitars are cheaper, and far more accessible!
Half Size Guitars
Half sized guitars are a great option for those wanting to learn how to play. Half size guitars are great for a lot of different reasons, most of which are directly related to their size! Full size guitars can be cumbersome for people of a smaller stature or children, and half size guitars are much more practical. Good posture and form is important for making chords and sounds notes clearly, so half size guitars make it easier to learn techniques properly without having to stretch too much. Half size guitars are also much easier to transport and store, making them a good option for guitarists who are always on the move!
Some half size guitars also offer a slightly brighter, higher tone, making them a good choice for playing in an ensemble to add texture to the music. Well-made half size guitars are not half as good, but are crafted with the same skill, care and attention.
Getting Hold of Half Size Guitars
If you are looking for a range of great quality, well priced half size guitars, get in touch with Curvy Sounds, the local specialists based in Newcastle and ask about their range of half size guitars today!