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					Versatility of the Guitar
            06/09/2006

               By

      John P. McShane III
        W1052134-jmcshane




                      CMPE 003
              Personal Computers Concepts
                      Spring 2006
                                  The guitar has
                                  evolved from a
                                  simple 17th century
                                  6 string instrument
                                  to a modern
                                  electronic tool used
                                  in nearly all types of
                                  music.

17th Century Classical
Guitars




                                        Brian Moore 2.13 MIDI
                         Guitar
Guitars are built differently depending upon the focus and
                technique of the musician.

Basic Differences Include:
 Classical Guitar, Acoustic Guitar (Steel String),
  Electric Guitar
 Nylon or Steel String
 Solid, Hollow, or Semi-Hollow Body
 Length, Width, and Height of the Body & Neck
 Wood (ex: Mahogany/ Maple)
 Finish (ex: Natural Wood/ Tobacco Burst)
   The rich history and complexity of the guitar is preserved
      today by most universities, which offer degrees in
                    classical and jazz guitar.




UCSC Classical Guitar
Ensemble

                                 Kenny Burrel, Jazz Program Director,
                                    UCLA
Despite the age of the guitar, it has found a way to
change and adapt to the music of today and will continue
to do so well into the future.




                Mesut Ozgen, "New Dimensions in
                   Classical Guitar: Multimedia
                   Performance” UCSC 2004

				
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