The Classical Guitar: The History Of The Romantic Guitar

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Introduction The classical guitar, also referred to as “nylon string guitar” or “Spanish guitar” is a plucked instrument with six strings from the instruments family called chordophones . The classical guitar is known well for its right-hand technique that is comprehensive, and allows the soloist to perform complex polyphonic and melodic material just like the piano . Typically, the instrument is characterized by its strings with the 3-bass strings (E-A-d) hat are made of the nylon fiber and wound by a metal thread, the treble strings (g-b-e) made of nylon. Despite the fact that strings of the guitar are today made of nylon, from the old traditions, the animal strings are still available. The paper will discuss the history of classical guitar where it will briefly discuss the medieval, renaissance, baroque, classical and…show more content…
Modifications in the guitar during this period and the improved communication and transportation enabled many performers to travel and perform in the entire Europe, and this again popularized guitar. Twentieth-century guitar to present According to Schwarz & Haringer , three trends have shaped classical guitar history and classical guitar development construction, its plating techniques and its repertoire. The first trend was growing interest in music. Second is the trend of specialization among artists to be a performer or a composer. The last trend has been a trend of long solo performances to large audiences or the virtuosi players. Conclusion In conclusion, the paper discussed the history of classical guitar. Classical guitar has a long history and has been in existence for many centuries. The development of guitar has changed from the medieval period, renaissance, baroque era, the classical era, romantic era and finally in the twentieth century to

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