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Profile of the Guitar

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Profile of the Guitar

Acoustic Guitar

Photo Courtesy of Rhonda Parkinson

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How to Play:

Guitars are played by strumming, plucking or striking the strings.

Types:

Guitars generally has three types: acoustic, bass and electric guitars. They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes to fit the needs of a musician.

First Known Guitars:

The origin of guitars may have dated back to 1900-1800 B.C. in Babylonia. Archaeologists found a clay plaque showing nude figures holding musical instruments, some of which resembled the guitar.

Notable Guitarists:

Some notable guitarists include: Derek Trucks, B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan.
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