The guitar is a musical instrument that has the power to make people into cultural icons, recognized and admired by millions of people. Although the guitar that most people are familiar with is a relatively new invention, stringed instruments like the guitar have been around for thousands of years. When they eventually developed into the acoustic guitar
and finally the electric guitar
, the instrument skyrocketed out of obscurity to become one of the most influential instruments ever created.
Like the history of the guitar, the history of the word “guitar” can be traced very far back as well. The word for “guitar” in many languages is quite similar to our own English version, such as the Italian “chitarra”, the French “guiterre”, and the Spanish “guitarra.” These are Latin languages, and if you trace the roots “guit” and “tar” back to Latin they mean “music” and “string” respectively. So, surprisingly enough, the word “guitar” really means music from strings. If the word is traced back even farther, you come to the “citar” which is the Anglicized version of the Persian word “sehtar.” The root “seh” meant three and “tar” meant string; this is appropriate, because Persian citars typically had three strings.
If the name for these instruments was established in Ancient Persia, then there is no better place to look for the world’s earliest guitars than that geographi...
a musical magical instrument played like gods but ruined by douchebags
listen to slash rip that solo on his guitar
1. A wonderful invention that can be used for extreme evil or awesome awesomeness
. Wielders often kill people who try to touch their guitars without permission; this is commonly referred to as guitar rage
, and it is advised that you don't try it.
2. Can stand for the phrase "at playing" *
3. Guitar Hero 3 ^
4. Also referred to as an ax because of it's power.
*see example 1 & 3
^see example 4
1. Your guitar is trashy. (could be def 1 or 2)
2. Can I play your guitar? (advised way to play a guitar that is not yours)
3. You suck at guitar! (don't say unless they really do)
4. You want to go play some guitar after school?
1. A multiple-stringed instrument (usually 6,7, or 12 strings) that either uses a hollow wooden body to resonate sound waves or uses a solid wooden body in conjunction with electro-magnets.
2. A girl on 404 Error.
1. Jimi Hendrix is one of thebest guitarists of our time.
2. Guitar's boyfriend has an uncanny resemblance to Jesus.
An instrument to wake up my sisters
mom.. where's my guitar.. im gonna wake up my sisters!!
An instrument which guys use to play pop songs down on the Ocean City boardwalk for the sole purpose of getting pussy.
Blues guitar kicks your ass!
A six-stringed instrument used largely in rock
and blues music
. In some styles it is a backup instrument and in some it is a lead instrument. Many people play guitar. Word may also refer to electric bass
, in a casual sense
I don't think you need to know musical theory
to play guitar. I play bass
and I know my notes for the most part, but I can't read music other than tablature. This does not mean I am bad at the instrument, I can play well and sometimes even by ear. I am still learning and would by no means consider myself amazing.
People who play guitar and shred
have great skill, but people who play power chords
in bands also have skill in that they can play guitar while jumping around and rocking out, and sometimes singing. People who shred are often just sitting down. in live music, performing may be just as important as skill.
By no means is someone who just sits there and strums on distortion
and everybody likes them good at guitar. I was at a party and this guy just hooked a guitar up to an amp, put it in distortion and just s...