Acoustic guitar

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Acoustic guitar
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An acoustic guitar
Classification String

An acoustic guitar is a string instrument. It is usually played with a plectrum and sometimes with the fingers. The sounds build up inside the guitar's body, going out through a sound hole. Acoustic guitars are used in types of music ranging from classical to rock and roll, to bluegrass and folk. The six strings can be steel or nylon. Nylon strings are typically used for classical and related styles of music. Steel strings are typically used for most other styles.

How the guitar became a popular instrument[change | change source]

The acoustic guitar came from Spain (a instrument with six strings).[1] But at the beginning, the guitar was different with what we see the guitar now. In the 16th to 17th centuries, the guitar became popular in Europe. In the 18th century, the guitar changed to be similar to how it is now. But before the 19th century, many people thought the guitar could not be same as a piano or violin. They thought it could not play classical music. But at the beginning of 19th century, a famous guitar player, Fernando Sor, made the guitar beoame more popular and he made more people like playing the guitar[2]. Before the 20th century, people played the acoustic guitar. In the 20th century, a musician in United States, Leo Fender, invented the electric guitar.

the acoustic guitar

Ways the guitar and ukulele are the same and different[change | change source]

Many people think the guitar and the ukulele are similar, but they are also different. The guitar and the ukulele have the same shape, and the ukulele looks like a small guitar. But the guitar has six strings, and the ukulele has just 4 strings.The six strings in a guitar are: E, B, G, A, and E[3]; the four strings in a ukulele are: G, C, E, and A. Also, the ukulele comes from Hawaii, and the guitar comes from Spain[4].

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Acoustic guitars at Wikimedia Commons

References[change | change source]

  1. Chabot, Paul. "A history of the guitar". Guitar site. Guitar site. http://www.guitarsite.com/history.htm. Retrieved 5/23/2017.
  2. Chabot, Paul. "A history of the guitar". Guitar site. Guitar site. http://www.guitarsite.com/history.htm. Retrieved 5/23/17.
  3. Powers, Wendy (September 2007). "The Guitar". The Met. The Met. http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/guit/hd_guit.htm. Retrieved 5/23/2017.
  4. "Ukulele". The Met. The Met. http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/89.4.727/. Retrieved 5/23/2017.