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History Of The Guitar

History of the Guitar In this essay I will research: - The history of the Guitar, from the origins of the instrument, up until the present day - The technological advances of the instrument - The main practitioners of the instrument and how they changed the way the guitar was used or thought of. The guitar is possibly the most well known and widely played instrument in modern times. There have been instruments similar to the guitar for at least 5,000 years. The oldest known...

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Guitar History

Guitar: from wikipedia, the free encyclopedia www.wikipedia.org Summary: The guitar and instruments similar to the guitar have existed and been popular for five thousand years, with a very high chance of the number being much greater. The modern guitar seems to have evolved from earlier instruments known in ancient central Asia. On very old statues unearthed in the Old Iranian Capital Susa there are carvings of instruments quite similar to the modern guitar we all know. The English word Guitar...

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Guitar History

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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History of the Guitar

1. History and Manufacturers The instrument I picked to research was the Guitar. Here is a little history of the guitar. The repertoire of the guitar spans over four centuries, including its ancestors the baroque guitar. The guitar appears to be derived from the earlier instruments known in ancient central Asia as the tar. This claimed to be the root of the name of the guitar. Guitar music became very popular in Spain during the 19th century. The guitar came to prominence largely through...

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guitar history

Guitar Research Paper Most kids have a dream. Some dream of becoming presidents, astronauts, teachers, soldiers, policemen, firefighters, doctors, or whoever they look up to as a hero. And then there are kids who dream of becoming rock stars. They want to grow up and play on massive stages and have screaming and adoring fans, and how do they accomplish this dream? Well if you asked almost any kid who had this dream they’d say you have to learn how to play guitar. But what is the guitar? How is...

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History of the Electric Guitar

The History of the Electric Guitar The desire to increase the sound of the guitar existed long before the development of electrical amplifiers and speakers. Musical performances in the 19th century were characterized by ever-larger concert settings and ensembles. Musicians needed louder and more powerful instruments, which became possible by using new materials and designs. The introduction of steel strings in the 19th century meant not only greater volume, but greater tension on instruments...

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The History of Guitar

The History of the Guitar Elle Smith April 19, 2013 Upper Elementary Mr. Hooper Guitars are part of the music we hear every day, but did you ever wonder about the origin of the guitar? I did, so my report is about the history of the guitar. I will talk about both the evolution of the guitar from the early guitar to the present and variations of the guitar such as the electric guitar. Today’s guitar has the following elements: six strings, a wooden body, curved sides, a flat...

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Martin Guitar Company

the power, precision, innovation, and history that asks you, “are you experienced”? Brandon Staab Marketing 320 (002557) Michael B. Zeibell Section 10 C.F Martin is a guitar company which has constructed acoustic instruments for 174 years. The company started when Christian Frederick Martin moved from Germany to New York City in 1833 with the dream of producing acoustic guitars. On 196th Hudson Street his dream became reality, and Martin guitars were being constructed. Because of the...

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Marketing Analysis of Washburn Guitar

Washburn Guitars: How Much Is the Maya Worth? Introduction Background of Washburn guitar: “Some stories demand to be told. Others are simply content on being heard. Hearing through music, through lyrics, through a cultural revolution, this is the story of Washburn Guitars.” (the history of Washburn, 2009) The Washburn guitar company started making guitars in 1883 in Chicago. The factory would later be involved and located near a musical movement in Chicago in the 1920s. The history of Washburn...

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The Evolution of the North American Guitar

| The Performer, the Instrument Maker, and the instrument | The Evolution of the North American Steel String Guitar; Meeting the Needs of and Helping to Fuel the Creative Process of African American Musicians. | | Bob Shields | 12/31/2012 | | For: Professor Robert Witmer Class: 5140, 2012F; African American Music Student Number: 210232338 Often the creative product of an individual within a musical framework reflects not only his or her own creative behavior but the creative...

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