The guitar is an enormously popular fretted musical instrument, usually with six strings, which is typically played with both hands by strumming or plucking the strings with either a plectrum (pick) or the finger(s)/fingernails, while simultaneously pressing the strings against the frets with the fingers of the other hand.
The guitar is traditionally constructed from wood and strung with either gut, nylon or steel strings and has a long history and background from its Spanish origins.
Guitar use has spread worldwide and is seen in nearly all cultures. Its presence is nearly universal. It is used to play classical compositions, folk music, blues, bluegrass, jazz and rock music, both as a solo instrument and for accompanying singers and other instrumentalists. Ukulele players sometimes also expand their horizons by adopting six-string guitar, the big brother of the uke.
Acoustic Guitar There are three main types of modern acoustic guitar: the classical (nylon-string guitar), the steel-string acoustic guitar, and the archtop guitar, which is sometimes called a “jazz guitar”. Acoustic guitar has a long tradition in folk, bluegrass, and country music and blues in the United States.
Classical Guitar in the right hands, music played on this type of guitar can truly be sublime.
Electric guitars, introduced in the 1930s, use an amplifier and a loudspeaker that both makes the instrument loud enough for the performers and audience to hear, and, can be electronically manipulated to shape the tone, sometimes using electronic tone manipulation devices. Early amplified guitars had hollow bodies, but a solid wood body was eventually found more suitable during the 1960s and 1970s, and less prone to unwanted feedback. As with acoustic guitars, there are a number of types of electric guitars, including hollowbody, archtops (used in jazz, blues and rockabilly, and solidbody quitars, widely used in rock music. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guitar
The loud, amplified sound and sonic power of the electric guitar played through a guitar amp has played a key role in the development of blues and rock music, both as an accompaniment and a solo instrument, with sometimes astounding expressiveness.
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