Another plucked string instrument that is played with or without a pick is the guitar. Guitars are quite popular and is very versatile. For beginners it is advisable to start with acoustic guitars with nylon strings. Here is a buying guide for those who are interested in playing the guitar.
This Day in Music History: 1990 - Composer Leonard Bernstein died in New York. His "Mass" was performed in 1971 during the opening of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
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