A Brief History of the Guitar

The guitar has been around for a long time. It dates back to the 16th century and it was originally called the vihuela de mano, which means “guitar of the hand.” This name comes from its small size and portability. Originally, guitars were used as accompaniment by singers or other instruments like violins or harpsichords. The popularity of guitars only grew over time because they were able to be maintained without much skill by players who didn’t read music well; this made playing a guitar more accessible than traditional instruments that required extensive training to master!

During the 19th century, guitarists began playing in orchestras and opera houses. Notable composers of this time period include Johann Sebastian Bach who wrote a suite for lute as well as Antonio Vivaldi whose most famous work is “The Four Seasons” which prominently features a guitar solo!

The guitar has had a long and interesting history! It was initially used as an accompaniment but more recently is the main instrument for many different styles of music.

Today, there are so many options when it comes to guitars and some musicians play on more than one at a time! For example, Django Reinhardt famously played on both an acoustic and a Jazz guitar at the same time.

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