The first guitar was named the four-coarse. It was named the four-course guitar because it had four strings. It also had a strange tuning, rather than the usual D-G-B-E tuning of today it was tuned to C-F-A-D which is a eight lower, which gives the guitar a deeper, and richer sound. Later, in the sixteenth century the five-course guitar was invented. It was the same as the four-course except for the extra low E string.
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.
The first guitar was called the four-coarse guitar. It was called the four-course guitar because it only had four strings. It also had a strange tuning rather than the usual D-G-B-E tuning it was tuned to C-F-A-D which is a tone lower. Later, in the sixteenth century the five course guitar. 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.
Other guitars can have up to seven or twelve strings. Guitars with additional strings are commonly used in folk music. The most popular form of guitars is acoustic. Acoustic means that a guitar uses the air to create sound within its body, opposed to an electric guitar that uses electrical impulses like an amplifier. However, the best guitar to start out with is a six string acoustic guitar.
It is played by plucking or strumming the strings using the right hand while fretting the strings with the left hand. The beginnings of the European guitar are unknown. It is impossible to establish the history of guitar before the Renaissance, but similar plucked-string instruments existed such as the long neck lute. The lute had a waisted sound box alike the guitar and survived from third to sixth century. During renaissance and medieval periods, a wide range of plucked stringed instruments can be found.
The two main styles of acoustic guitars are the nylon-stringed and the steel-stringed. Nylon-stringed guitars are used mainly for styles such as classical music and flamenco. Steel-stringed guitars are most commonly associated with country and folk music. Before getting into how the guitar works, it will be beneficial to take a look at the different parts that make up a guitar. A guitar has three main parts- a body, neck and headstock.
The guitar is for classical guitar, but mainly, it is used for rock. The Percussion Family A percussion instrument is an instrument that is mainly played by being struck or by being scraped. These instruments are considered to be one of the oldest types of instruments. In an orchestra, the percussion section is made up of the timpani, the snare drum, the bass drum, the cymbals, the triangle and the tambourine. The percussi... ... middle of paper ... ...ments use a slide to change the length of tubing.
1. There are many different types of wood that are used to make the body of a guitar, a few different types include basswood, maple, and walnut wood. a. Dave Hunter wrote in his article “All About Tonewoods” (2008) that basswood is a softer type of wood that is found in many lower priced guitars. i. Basswood gives the guitar a nice and overall midrange sound. b.
In my physics research paper, I will be discussing the mechanics of the violin, but first some history. The oldest relative of the violin was a lira which was held standing up and had a bow to create sound. This was one of the first string instruments. As the Byzantine Empire expanded it brought it’s values and instruments with them and mixing the cultures of Europe with theirs. Over the next centuries, Europe developed two different types of fiddles that had originally branched off the lira.
HISTORY AND ORIGINATORS OF KEYBOARD BAROQUE PERIOD Harpsichord (Italian cembalo; French clavecin), stringed keyboard instrument in which the strings are plucked to produce sound. It was developed in Europe in the 14th or 15th century and was widely used from the 16th to the early 19th century, when it was superseded by the piano. In the 20th century the harpsichord was revived for performance of music of the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, as well as for new compositions. The incisive sound quality of the plucked metal strings adds clarity to melodic lines. The harpsichord is particularly effective in performing contrapuntal music—that is, music that consists of two or more melodies played at the same time, such as that of the German composer Johann Sebastian Bach.