Transposition: Sounds 1 Octave below written
The guitar is a quiet, intimate
instrument that is rarely a participant in the symphonic orchestra and
chamber ensembles, but particularly
loved in folk
and popular music.
In the last centuries, a vast repertory of classical
works has been written for guitar, and guitar arrangements of pieces for
was a well-known guitar player and wrote pieces
such as the 6 violin and guitar sonatas.
Works originally written for the lute,
the instrument that preceded the guitar (and whose origins are the Arab
were arranged for guitar, among them many pieces by Bach.
wrote the "Concierto
one of the most famous guitar works, and Turina
folk music, the
guitar became the most important instrument by far, and the
style is based on its sounds.
Spanish composer Fernando Sor
dedicated most of his work to this instrument.
Pop and Rock
music make a vast use of different kinds of guitars (among these, the electric
the bass guitar
and the acoustic guitar
with its metal strings). Rock players like Jimmy
Hendrix and Eric
Clapton became living legends, and developed
playing techniques and expression.
Masters of the Classical Guitar
Chitarrone - a bass instrument
the middle ages - a relative
to the Guitar and Oud. Usually had six to eight strings. It was developed
in Rome about 1600. It was usually about 6 feet.
theorbe, theorboe, tiorba
Large baroque lute. Had
an extra set of bass strings plucked as open strings, which made it more
suitable than the lute for playing baroque music. Was popular from the
late 16th century until the end of the 18th century.
Jaco Pastorius (with Weather Report) - Portrait Of Tracy