Each string has a name. The bottom and thinnest string is the high e, next is b, then g, onto d, then A, and finally low E. Sound is made by strumming or plucking these strings while placing the fingers of the opposite hand on the frets and strings to produce different notes (Turnbull 825). The guitar is hard to trace back beyond the Renaissance period but it is known the guitar has roots in Spain. The first known guitar was small with four sets of strings; each set called a course. Later a fifth course was added.
The body was made of rosewood, the neck ... ... middle of paper ... ...e the same as guitars and are also amplified (Wade-Matthews). Guitars are very different instruments than they once were. They have had many changes in shape, sound, style, and how they are made. Starting out as tortoise shells with a stick and some strings, they have now developed into acoustics, spread from Europe to the rest of the world, and turned out to be the crazy shaped, cool designed electric guitars of today. Works Cited Chabot, Paul.
Second, Guitars are masterpieces of equipment there are many types of guitar like the spanish guitar and others. You probably didn’t know where electric guitars started do you? Acoustic guitars were started before electric. They are made by hollowing out a piece of wood and they pick the different wood to have different sounds, but this isn’t about acoustic guitars it is about electric. The some of the first guitars ever made wher... ... middle of paper ... ...eal hero.
Although the five-course is basically a four-course with an extra string, that string (low E) becomes very important in today’s style of playing. Also it had frets, frets are the lines on the guitar that make the different notes. It was believed to be invented in Spain. Early music sheets were written in tablature, similar to today. Later, in the eighteenth century the five-course guitar evolved in to the most popular model, the six-string guitar.
The first classical six-strings were considered to be very beautiful. This new design helped introduce new ways that a guitar could be played. The new guitars gave birth to the "Floating arm" technique, which allowed the guitarists right arm to pivot freely at the elbow, while it was floating above the body of the guitar. The strings were plucked using the thumb, index, and middle fingers. The practice of using the ring finger along with others was later introduced in the nineteenth century.
The guitar is present until the 15th century, but before then its sister instruments will begin the string instruments’ roots. Guitar-like instruments began only being used for accompanied, impromptu parts for secular music. This was seen throughout in the minstrels and troubadours that used them to travel from town to town performing. “Some of the early guitar-like st... ... middle of paper ... ...e big band era of the 1930s; the Gibson Super 400 was widely imitated. In 1952, Gibson introduced its first solid-body electric guitar, the Les Paul which became its most popular guitar to date— designed by Ted McCarty and Les Paul” (Hall).
Starting with the thickest string, which is found closest to the thumb, (if holding the neck with the left hand) to the thinner they are: E, A, D, G, B, e. Guitars can also be custom-made for left handed people. The average acoustic guitar has at least 19 frets. Frets are the metallic strips going horizontally on a guitar. The spaces among them are also called frets. The frets go by numbers and are where a person lays their fingers to create different sounds.