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Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Guitar Research

My guitar research
The guitar is my favourite instrument and I bet you will like it after I read this.

Guitar History
Gaetano Vinaccia invented the first ever guitar and Gaetano family were also known for crafting mandolins but Gaetano wanted to try something new.  The first ever guitar was very small and it only had four strings just like a ukulele.  The guitar originated in Spain and became popular in the 16th and 17th centuries.  What really amazed me was that the guitar has been played for at least 3,000 years!  The oldest surviving guitar-like instrument was found in Ancient Egypt.

Back in the days rock bands and other bands used at least three or more guitars just for the different tune!

About the Guitar
The first thing you need to know before you go and play a guitar are the different parts:  The head also known as the head stock, the tuners, the nut, the neck, fret board, frets, body, the sound hole, the bridge and last but not least the strings the things that make the music all happen.

The tuning of the guitar
Why should we have to tune the guitar?  If you don’t tune the guitar the strings will get too lose and they will sound too deep or too high.  The strings will react to the temperature of a room. If you tuned the guitar in a warm room and went outside and it was cold the guitar would slightly untune so then you would have to tune again.

I hope you've enjoyed learning about the guitar - there's a lot more to it than strumming.

WWW. guitar history
wiki books



  1. Well I did learn some interesting facts about the guitar Alyssa. I didn't realise that it was so old and that it can lose tune so easily. Your report was well set out, interesting and easy to follow. Well done.

  2. I'm really looking forward to reading more of your thoughtful writing this term Alyssa.

  3. Well Done Alyssa, I've really enjoy reading your blog. I found it interesting because I play guitar too. I am also excited to see more of your work during the Term! Well Done! and Keep it up!