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5 Guitar Guide
The Classical Guitar (Spanish guitar) is an instrument usually used for performing “classical" music and its origin is from Spain. The guitar is made of soft wood with a big, hollow sound-box with a form reminiscent of the female body, which is probably why so many male guitarists give their guitars female aliases. The guitar’s long fret-board is made of pure wood, and the machined head is made to facilitate very fine tuning. Originally, the Spanish guitar was strung with pig’s gut strings that gave a sweet, gentle, slightly muted sound. The classical guitar is made for any melodic pieces but particularly suited to old fashioned classical music.
The Flamenco Guitar can be compared to the classical guitar: The one main difference between the Flamenco Guitar and a classical is that the fretboard of the Flamenco guitar is even wider and narrower.
The Acoustic Guitar is also very similar in comparison to the Spanish guitar. The main differences are that its fretboard is smaller and built with more endurance to cope with greater tension, the sound-box is sometimes slightly bigger and the strings
are made of nylon or steel. The sound these make is smaller and more "crisp". The acoustic guitar is very popular with folk musicians on both sides of the Pacific, who have little problem playing complex finger-picking styles on them. IF you are interested in playing rhythms, doing a lot of heavy strumming, like taking your first steps in rock, like using a variety of tunings or if you wanting to play jazz and blues rock and you give the acoustic guitar a serious consideration.
The Electric guitar needs to be put into an electric amplifier for the sound to be heard. These guitars are usually made out of complete solid wood and can be very heavy. If you are playing these types of guitars wear a comfortable shoulder strap: A lot of electric guitars have a small, hollow sound-chamber in which the electric coils are concealed. These types of electric guitars are typically lightweight, and can make vast arrangements of sounds from "classical" to heavy metal. Electric guitars are mainly used for rock, pop concerts and playing in venues where loud amplification is needed.
The bass guitar comes with usually less than 4 strings and frequently with a fretless neck. The tuning of the bass guitar is the same as for the bottom four strings of a electric guitar but down one octave, and the strings are thus heavier and thicker. The bass is used for laying down thick deep sounds and mainly used for the rhythm and keeping with the drums. For instance, in some rock bands the bassist rather than the drummer holds the band's playing together.
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