Thats great advice, but I'll go one further. Being a beginner, you could get a Boss ME-20 to do the same thing and still have plenty of money left over for a Ditto looper, which would allow you to work on folding the scales you may be learning into the chords you are learning. Its also a way to make your practice more fun. I bought a ME-20 as kind of a sampler platter back in the day and it really helped me refine my pedal choices later on. There's a few effects on it that are really good, a lot that are only adequate but none are unuseable. And those things are very cheap now.