The guitar is a device used for making music
. It works when the player strums on the strings
with his right hand, and presses them upon "frets" with his left hand
. Most guitars have 6 strings, but some folk
musicians use a 12 string, and some metal
heads prefer a 7-string with an extra bass string added. It is more proper to call them wires
, since they are often made of metal, in non-classical situations.
The coolest guitar relies on electricity to take the sound waves
through a series of effect boxes and a loudspeaker
called the "Amp." The sound comes through the amp, not the guitar itself. It is called "electric guitar", and the unique combination of mechanical strings and electrical pulses allows for the sound to be distorted to any crunch, wah, buzz, twang
, and other sound not obtainable on a conventional instrument
, but horrible sounding on a synthesizer
. It does produce natural string vibrations which can be heard from a yard away, but they are horrible and lousy.
The acoustic guitar is an older, more boring instrument, which exchanges the power for a fatter, but hollow body with a "sound hole". This makes the instrument nerdy
, and it can only make one type of sound. But what is lost is perceived coolness and flexibility is made up for in a lower energy bill. Besides, you want to show the over-30s that you are a good kid that isn't afraid to be true to himself?
I bought a rare 20-string guitar.
Jimi Hendrix and all punk, jazz, and rock bands were players ofthe Electric Guitar. Jimmy Page was a god.
Tom Chapin is a dried up children's folksinger who plays Acoustic Guitar.
Praetorius wrote for the Classical Guitar 200 years ago.
The Resonator Guitar is losing its fanbase, as old men are dying, if not, becoming too uncoordinated to play it.