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  1. All About Guitars By: Emily Latham

  2. What is a Guitar? • Four to twelve strings • Hollow or solid body • Instrument • Strumming or plucking • Neck • Base • Mainly wooden

  3. Who invented the Guitar? • No one knows • Originated in Persia or Spain • Antonio Torres Juardo • 1850’s • Modern six string invented by Geatano Vinaccia • Naples, Italy 1779

  4. Guitar History • Existed for 5,000 years • Greece, Rome, Egypt in ancient times • Originally from Spain and Persia • Not a serious instrument in Ancient times • Mentioned in 1265 for first time in Spain • No music for them • Gut strings used

  5. Guitar History cont. • Four strings • Ukulele • Medieval • Renaissance • Considered inappropriate instrument • 14th century

  6. Guitar History cont. • Guitars not popular until 1500’s • Very popular • Exploration in different materials • New materials were used • Music written for them • “Tres Libros de Musica en Cifras para Vihuela” • Alonso Mudarras

  7. Guitar History cont. • Fifth string • Low “A” • 1735 Nylon strings were used • Replaced gut strings • Decline in late 1700’s • Antonio Torres • Modern guitar

  8. Guitar History cont. • “Gui” means music • “Tar” means strings • A D G B E

  9. History of the Modern Guitar • Antonio de Torres • Paper Mache • Electricity • First “electric guitar” • “Father of Modern Guitar”

  10. Materials • Woods • Nylon • Gut strings • Metal • Steel • Paint • Paper Mache • Brass • Mother of Pearl • Plastic

  11. Acoustic Guitars • First were acoustic • Began B.C. • Larger • Stronger • Narrower neck • Lots of holes

  12. Acoustic Guitars cont. • Most are hollow • Style is like and amplifier • Projects about four times louder • Have artistic style • Designs • Wood is common material • Hourglass shape

  13. Electric Guitars • Invented by Aldolph Rickenbacker • Came out in 1930’s • Not very loud • Amplifier • Make weird sounds • Popular in Jazz • Rock N’ Roll

  14. Bass Guitar • Invented by Loyd Loar • Experimented with in 17th century • Wasn’t popular until 1920’s • Plays bass melody • Accompanies drummer • Harder to play • Two necks • Keeps beat

  15. Guitar Sound

  16. Bibliography • Paul Chabot. “A history of the guitar.” Guitar Site. 1999 - 2008. Hitsquad. 28 Sept. 2008 http://www.guitarsite.com/history.htm. • Rollins,Gray “A Look At The History Of The Acoustic Guitar And How They Work.” A Look At The Acoustic Guitar And How They Work. 20 Apr. 2007 EzineArticles.com. 29 Sept. 2008. <http://ezinearticles.com/?A-Look-At-The-History-of-The-Guitar-How-They-Work&id=534902>. • Faucher, Francois. “Acoustic Guitar History.” Acoustic Guitars.us. 2007-2008. Microsoft Corporation. 29 Sept. 2008 <http://acousticguitars.us/guitars.htm>. • Miller, Seth "History of Electric Guitars." History of Electric Guitars. 7 Jan. 2007. EzineArticles.com. 15 Oct 2008 <http://ezinearticles.com/?History-of-Electric-Guitars&id=407571>. • Vahlia, Michael. “Guitars.” The New Book of Knowledge. Scholastic Library Publishing Inc. • Bay, Mel. Mel Bay’s Guitar Method Grade 1. Pacific, MO: Mel Bay Publications Inc. 1980

  17. Bibliography cont. • Guitar Recordings by Emily Latham • Background and Guidance from Richard Latham