Hi Everyone! Quick question: I just started getting into the whole Gypsy style—I’m working on the Gypsy Picking and Gypsy Rhythm books, and I hope to master both books by the end of August (in the year 2067).
I don’t have a proper gypsy guitar yet, but I’m planning to get one by year’s end. (All my $ goes towards a Europe trip for now.) I’m currently just using a standard inexpensive acoustic guitar with steel strings.
Anyway, I’m wondering if there’s a down side to learning on a non-gypsy guitar and then switching over to one later on. Will I have to unlearn/relearn certain things, or is the switchover fairly seamless? I suspect the picking won’t be affected (I seem to be applying gypsy picking to everything I do, even on electric. Ever try to use gp on a Rush solo? Weird stuff…), but I’m curious if perhaps chords, finger pressure, etc., will need adjusting once I switch.
Any thoughts? Suggestions? Recipes?
P.S. Sorry if this post appears somewhere else. I think I submitted it, but didn't choose a category, so this may show up elsewhere. Computers scare me.