All too often, I see young guitar players playing on old, worn out strings. Changing guitar strings is just one of those things that we always mean to do, but never seem to get around to. It's an important part of regular maintenance for your guitar. While the frequency at which you should change your strings varies by how much you play, it's generally a good rule of thumb to change them out every six months.
Many guitar players seem intimidated by the string changing process. Or perhaps your child is a bit too young to change their own strings, and you as a parents feel like there's no way you could figure it out. You could take it to a guitar shop and pay someone to do it, or you could save that money, do some YouTube searching, and learn to do it yourself! Better yet, I'll do the YouTube searching for you!
Here are some super handy YouTube videos that I used to give myself a refresher course on changing strings. Now go change those worn out strings!
Tutorial for steel strings
Nylon strings can be a bit trickier, but this is one of the best tutorials I've ever seen!
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