The main difference between an acoustic guitar and an electric is the body of the guitar. The acoustic guitar has a hollow body meanwhile the electric guitar is made of solid wood. The steel string is definitely the most popular type of guitar used by plenty of rock bands during acoustical jams.
If you really want to learn the guitar I strongly urge you to learn the basics. Learning the basics such as playing open chords and understanding how to switch between them easily will give you the best chance at becoming a really good guitarist. Now if you want to learn to play acoustic guitar you need to decide what style of picking you’re going to use.
You can use a small plastic pick or just forget about the pick and use your fingers to strum the guitar. When you strum the guitar and put your fingers on a fret you are playing chords. The most important chord you need to learn is the open chord because it’s an important part in a lot of songs. You should practice playing open chords until you can switch between them easily. There is no easy way around it you’re going to have to practice if you want to get good.
Every guitar lesson you should be practicing playing chords like C, E, Eem, A, Ams because this will really improve your playing. As a matter of fact practicing playing any type of chords will benefit you a lot, but just make sure you find some easy chords to practice like the example I showed you above. Once you felt like you’ve practiced enough try playing some easy acoustic guitar songs.
Another tip I want to give you is that the root note of a chord is always the first note. So if you pluck the 5th string in a simple C chord you will get a C note. If you are a complete beginner you could start off using acoustic guitar tabs instead of learning to read music so you can learn faster. Tablatures are a much simpler version of music notation.
You need to begin learning about bends, hammer on, pull offs, and slides if you want to read acoustic tabs. Some things to keep in mind is that a slash “/” denotes slides, an “H” denotes hammer ons, “B” denotes bends, and “P” denotes pull offs. As soon as you feel confident in your ability to read tabs you should begin practicing by playing some easy songs.