More about Guitar
The guitar is an iconic instrument. Without it, almost every genre of popular and underground music wouldn’t be the same. Not only are guitars easy to learn, but playing them is also a great way to express yourself.
Frequently asked questions
The guitar is a six-stringed instrument with frets, which are the horizontal bars across the fingerboard used to denote separate musical notes. You play the guitar by plucking or strumming the strings using your fingertips, fingernails, or a guitar pick. To avoid simply strumming the open strings, your left hand presses strings down against the frets to form chords or individual notes. In acoustic and classical guitars, the guitar's hollow body resonates with the strings’ vibrations and amplifies the sound outward. With an electric guitar, the vibrating strings' sound gets picked up by electronics in the guitar and amplified through a speaker. The main types of guitar are steel-string acoustic, nylon-string classical, and steel-string electric guitars. Musicians use these instruments to play nearly every musical genre, from classical to folk to rock and beyond.