Aug 292016
 

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In case you have decided to start learning how to play guitar, you can begin by simply searching various types of guitars which are available, among them are acoustic, electric, dobro, bass and many more.

Classical and Nylon string are part of the chordophone family of instruments. Other variations of classical guitars are less common and feature different designs than the common Spanish guitar. The Classical is often used as a solo instrument and is finger-picked rather than with a pick. As well as being associated with classical music, the classical guitar is also associated with romance songs.

Acoustic guitars come in many variations with more common models being flamenco, flat-top (steel string), archtop, and twelve-string guitars. Many modern acoustic guitars have evolved from early classical guitars and are widely used in the country music genre as well as others. Like the classical guitar, they feature a thick, hollow body for sound to resonate from through a hole in the front. Steel-string acoustic guitars were developed in America by the influential makers; Gibson and Martin. Today, they have replaced the classical guitar in many genres of music.

Electric guitars have become the top choice in many modern genres of music due to their versatility and sound range. The first electric guitars were made with hollow or semi-hollow bodies. Eventually, a solid body was found more suitable for them, though semi-hollow body’s are still made and used. Electric guitars rely on an amplifier to produce an audible sound at a distance because they do not resonate with the tone or volume of an acoustic or classical guitar.

The sound is picked up by pickups which is then made into sounds by the amplifier. Electric guitars have shaped much of the music of the past century and continue to shape music of the current century. Advancements in amplifiers have allowed effects and sound distortion to be added to the sound, thus creating a diverse range of sounds. Some electric guitars feature tremolo bridges in place of the fixed bridge found on acoustic and classical guitars that allow the player to change the pitch of a sound with a whammy bar. The electric guitar is now a widely produced instrument in the music industry and is becoming more and more common.

Acoustic electric guitars have evolved from the idea of amplifying an acoustic guitar. Acoustic guitars in the past were amplified by placing a microphone in front of the sound hole of an acoustic guitar, but left the player stationary. Over the years, sound-hole acoustic pickups were developed that are placed in the sound hole and plugged into an amplifier.

This allowed acoustic guitars to be amplified and the player to be mobile. This design was improved upon when a pickup was inserted and an output jack placed to plug it into an amplifier. New acoustic-electric guitars feature sound equalization and volume controls to allow the player more versatility while staying mobile on stage during a performance.

Guitars have revolutionized music for a long time and will continue to do so in the future and the new types of guitar have changed music as we know it. Advancements will allow for new technologies to be implemented into these wonderful instruments. read the All Axess review on bass guitars today!

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