A Brief History of Guitars

Mickey | Music | Sunday, November 21st, 2010

From the time they were invented, having different forms, sounds and names such as tanbur, setar, ,sitar, vihuela, kithara, the guitar has been an instrument much loved by so many music lovers. The sound it produces is so unique and touching that it makes this instrument irresistible. This instrument was made for relaxing the body and soul and there are so many various ways that of its sound which can enchant your heart.

At some point in our life, mostly the teen age, it is our dream to play a guitar and to own one. It is in the past 50 years that this instrument has often become is very often connected to rock bands and rock guitarists. But in fact, its possibilities are so wide. Its sound can make so many variations to different music styles. It can be blues, jazz, rock, classic, heavy metal, folk…and many other styles. The sound is often reflected in whether we use nylon acoustic or metal electric guitar strings.

Many say this instrument was shaped to have the body of a woman, as it is compared with beauty and it makes the most beautiful sound. Whether we play it or we just listen to its sound we can just marvel and enjoy. Whether it is an acoustic or electric guitar we can just relax or shake up, depending on the rhythm. The guitar as we know it today has developed throughout the years and today we have so many different models of guitars and so many guitar manufacturers. Some of the most popular guitar manufacturers are: Fender, Gibson, Ibanez, Alvarez, Yamaha, Jackson…and many more. They all have a great range of electric and acoustic guitars to offer. It is up to us to decide which one we prefer.

If we want to learn to play guitar it is best if we start learning with something like a basic Ibanez acoustic guitar. The internet has made it very easy for us to find a good guitar lesson. We can find the chords to most of the popular songs we can imagine was ever written, on the internet.

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