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History Before the development of the electric guitar and the use of synthetic materials, a guitar was defined as being an instrument having "a long, fretted neck, flat wooden soundboard, ribs, and a flat back, most often with incurved sides".[1] The term is used to refer to a number of chordophones that were developed and used across Europe, beginning in the 12th century and, later, in the Americas.[2] A 3,300-year-old stone carving of a Hittite bard playing a stringed instrument is the oldest iconographic representation of a chordophone.[3] The term guitar is descended from the Latin word cithara but the modern guitar itself is generally not believed to have descended from the Roman instrument. A guitarra latina (left) and a guitarra morisca (right), Spain, 13th century At least two instruments called "guitars" were in use in Spain by 1200: the guitarra latina (Latin guitar) and the so-called guitarra moresca (Moorish guitar). Types Acoustic guitars Renaissance and Baroque guitars

Instrument Jokes Strings Woodwinds Brass Percussion Vocal Vocalist Jokes Folk/Rock/Popular Music and Instruments General Acknowledgement These jokes are a continually-growing collection, and unfortunately, I can no longer remember which jokes I heard from whom. Strings Violin Jokes What's the difference between a violin and a viola? There is no difference. What's the difference between a violin and a fiddle? A fiddle is fun to listen to. Why are viola jokes so short? So violinists can understand them. How do you tell the difference between a violinist and a dog? The dog knows when to stop scratching. How many second violinists does it take to change a light bulb? None. String players' motto: "It's better to be sharp than out of tune." Why is a violinist like a SCUD missile? Both are offensive and inaccurate. Why don't viola players suffer from piles (hæmorrhoids)? Because all the assholes are in the first violin section. What's the difference between a fiddle and a violin? No-one minds if you spill beer on a fiddle. Viola Jokes

Guitar Chord Charts - Beginner Guitar Lessons | Beginner Guitar Lessons Technically speaking, a guitar chord is three or more notes played in unison. Although "power chords" (dyads) are usually referred to as chords. A chord is named by its root note and the intervals between the following notes. For more on this click here. How To Read a Guitar Chord Chart The guitar chord charts represent a guitar fretboard, with the vertical lines being the guitar strings and the horizontal ones being the frets. Acoustic Guitar Chords and Electric Guitar Chords? Many beginners have asked if there a difference between the chords played on an acoustic guitar and an electric guitar. Jazz Guitar Chords Seventh chords and their extensions, 9ths, 11ths, and 13ths are sometimes referred to as Jazz chords, as that is where they are primarily used. Chord Voicings The notes of a chord can be arranged in many different ways. Chord inversions In an inverted chord, the root note is not in the bass. C Major Chord Inversions The more notes a chord has the more inversions it can have.

Singing Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, and augments regular speech by the use of both tonality and rhythm. One who sings is called a singer or vocalist. Singers perform music (arias, recitatives, songs, etc.) that can be sung either with or without accompaniment by musical instruments. Singing is often done in a group of other musicians, such as in a choir of singers with different voice ranges, or in an ensemble with instrumentalists, such as a rock group or baroque ensemble. Voices[edit] A labeled anatomical diagram of the vocal folds or cords Singers can also learn to project sound in certain ways so that it resonates better within their vocal tract. Vocal registration[edit] Vocal resonation[edit] Vocal resonation is the process by which the basic product of phonation[clarification needed] is enhanced in timbre and/or intensity by the air-filled cavities through which it passes on its way to the outside air. Chest voice and head voice[edit] - Musical Instruments Music Store. Shop for Guitars, Drums, Amplifiers and Equipment. Learning the Parts of the Guitar (diagram) - Beginner Guitar Lessons | Beginner Guitar Lessons Headstock The headstock is the head of the guitar. Headstocks come in different shapes and contain the tuning pegs. Some headstocks have three tuners on both sides, others have all the tuners on one side Tuners There is one tuner for every string on the guitar. Nut The nut is located at the top of the neck, it has grooves to hold each string in the right location. Fingerboard The fingerboard or fretboard is made of wood, usually maple or rosewood. Frets The frets are metal inserts that mark the different pitches on the fretboard. Guitar Strap Button The guitar strap button is to connect your guitar strap to your guitar Pick Guard The pick guard is located under the pick-ups and protects the guitar from pick scratches. Pick-ups Pick-ups are magnets that pick up vibrations from the strings. Pick-up Toggle Switch This is a selector switch, that switches between pick-ups or uses both at the same time. Volume and Tone Control These dials control the signal volume from each pick-up. Bridge

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