Originally from Bombay/Mumbai, now I live in England.
I finally decided to learn guitar and bought a Washburn 6 Steel string dreadnaught acoustic.
I am not taking any tutions but trying to learn it myself from books, DVDs.
One day I would like to play Indian/Western classical, Bluegrass solos as well as English/Indian pop songs. I am not at all into rock or metal etc.
Where I am getting confused about is whether I'll be able to play classical Indian Ragas on Steel string acoustic instead of Classical guitar?
The Steel string guitar that I have is 43mm at Nut width as against general 50mm width of classical nylonn string guitar.
If I choose to buy classical guitar with nylon strings, will I then be able to play chords in English/Indian pop/bollywood songs sounding like steel strings?
Will I be able to play bluegrass on nylon strings?
Also does nylon string provide better ability to play finger style than steel strings? Will I be able to play fingerstyle on steel strings?
Ideally I would like to learn/master just one guitar and be able to play all I like, instead of having 2 guitars.
So I want to know, if there are people here who play Indian Classical ragas and fingerstyle on Steel string and what's their opinion.
Also being in England it's impossible to get any ionformation on Indian Classical guitar. Do you know any good guitar books that you get in India that I could buy? or any Indian online guitar training website?