Interesting Facts About Acoustic Guitars

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  • There are three types of the modern Acoustic guitars – Classical (nylon strings), steel string guitar, and archtop guitar, and the popular variation of classical guitar called twelve-string guitars.
  • Bass guitar can be acoustic.
  • History of guitars goes all the way back to 2000-1500 BC Middle East, India and Asia. The most concrete evidence about their early use comes from ancient Persia (modern day Iran).
  • The most notable periods when acoustic guitars went through significant changes were late Roman Empire, Renaissance, Baroque, and late 19th century when the modern form of acoustic guitar was formed.
  • The father of modern guitar look was Spaniard Antonio de Torres Jurado who solidified dimensions that we today associate with “classical” acoustic guitars.
  • The older ancient stringed that resembles modern classical guitar was chitara. It was used in Roman Empire, brought in Spain, and there it evolved into many shapes during medieval centuries. There were two types of it Latin guitar and Moorish guitar.
  • Acoustic guitar transposes notes. Its pitch sounds one octave lower than it is notated no a score.
  • Acoustic guitars had a profound influence on modern music, especially after guitars become the most popular musical instrument on the planet in the early years of 20th century. Today, most popular instruments are piano and guitar.
  • Between 15th and and late 18th century, medieval European guitars were made in various extravagant shapes. This led to the creation of some very unique instruments.
  • Gutar become leading musical instrument only in 20th century. During medieval times, acoustic guitars were used as a rhythm instruments.
  • Very popular variation on classical acoustic guitar is 12 stringed guitar.
  • Modern day classical guitar was preceded by several popular medieval guitars – Lute, Vihuela, the four-course Renaissance guitar, and finally the five-course baroque guitar.
  • Modern classical guitars are today used as the primary instruments in many popular music genres, including blues, country, folk, flamenco, jazz, mariachi, soul and others.
  • Nylon gutars can be separated in several tupes – Rennaisance, Baroque, Romantic, Classical, Flamenco and Extended-range
  • Steel-stringed guitars types are – twelve strings, Resonator, Archtop, Selmer, Battente, Lap Steel, Lyre, Parlor, Weissenborn
  • Uncategorized guitar types are – Harp guitar, banjo, Gutar lute and Pikasso guitar.
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