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    An acoustic guitar strums softly in the back alley of a rock concert.Thousands of people stampede by. They flood the streets like hungry animals.It starts to rain; slowly the guitar raises and smashes into the concrete-ridden ground over and over until it is screaming,raging-a guitar madness! It breaks and cracks into millions of tiny pieces. Another dream is broken. The people don't notice. They crowd the street, standing on someone else's misery. They kick the pieces aside and enter a world where

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    The History of the Guitar

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    The Guitar is a stringed musical instrument with six or twelve strings that is played by either plucking or strumming the strings. It is one of the most popular instruments in the world. If an individual were asked to identify a guitar most people would answer the question correctly more so than they would if they were asked about another instrument. When people think about famous guitarists, they more than likely think of famous rock and roll guitarists and do not think about the many other famous

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    wavelength. Physics of the guitar The guitar has been around for thousands of years in one form or another. It is believed that the first forms of guitars were used in Egypt 3000 years ago. The guitar usually has six strings tied tight around a hollow body to resonate the sound. A guitar is a chordophones; chordophones is an instrument in which its standing wave is initially created in the strings of the instruments (David R. Lapp, page 25). The sound that produces from the guitar strings being plucked

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    Guitar History

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    The guitar is a fretted, stringed instrument, and is a member of the lute family. It originated in Persia and reached Spain during the twelth-century, where it¹s versatility as both a solo and accompanying instrument were established. The theory of the guitar was discovered in the early centuries. They found that the sound of a bowstring could be enhanced by attaching a resonating chamber -most like a tortiseshell- to the bow. From the bow came essentially three main types of stringed instruments:

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    Guitar Trainer

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    helped to assist new (and experienced) guitar players learn new songs or concepts regarding the instrument. Originally, I wanted to create a program that was capable of recognizing guitar chords via a cable plugged into the microphone-in port of a computer as they were played in real time. After completing some preliminary research, I was only able to find one program that was similar to my initial idea. This particular program would take an MP3 then analyze the guitar playing and spit out which chords

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    The Guitar

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    The Guitar About five hundred years ago the guitar was invented. Since then, the guitar has played a crucial role in music. It serves as the heart for song, from Jazz, to Blues, to Heavy Metal. The guitar is perhaps the most important instrument in modern music. The two types of guitar most popular today, are the acoustic and electric guitar. The first guitar like instruments looked nothing like the guitars of today. These instruments were called lutes. Lutes later became vihuelas, which

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    The Evolution of Guitars

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    The guitar is one of the most famous instruments worldwide. It has been used for almost all types of music. The guitar has made many cultural impacts on society. There have also been drastic changes over history. They have changed looks, sounds, and overall style. How have guitars evolved over time? Before the guitar was even thought of, there were instruments that showed some similarities. The first stringed instruments were around about 4000 years ago. The first few instruments were called tanburs

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    rarefactions. The equation of sound waves is speed = wavelength x frequency or v = f x . The instrument that will be analysed in this report is the acoustic guitar. An acoustic guitar is any guitar that uses acoustics as a means to transmit the strings vibrational energy to the air to produce a sound. The sound from an acoustic guitar is initiated by the strings. When plucked with the fingers or a plectrum it creates vibrational energy which is then transferred to the soundboard or soundbox. Without

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    History of the acoustic guitar The guitar origins are in Babylonia and dated back to 1850 B.C as clay plaques were dug up of people playing musical instruments which resembled the modern acoustic guitars showing distinct bodies and necks. Later evidence was found in Ancient Egypt that indicated instruments with marked frets along the neck of a primitive guitar. How the sound is made: If you put your finger gently on a loudspeaker you will feel it vibrate - if it is playing a low note loudly you

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    The Physics of a Guitar

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    Introduction: The guitar is a typical string instrument, whose physics are similar to many other string instruments. The main parts consist of the body, the neck, the bridge, the tuning pegs, the sound hole, and the strings. An electric guitar lacks the sound hole and instead relies on an amp for amplification. The physics of a guitar involves sound waves, how they are amplified, and how they travel. Strings: The vibration of the strings of a guitar causes the sound wave, but is not actually what

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