What Is A Classical Guitar?

What Is A Classical Guitar?

A “Classical Guitar” typically refers to an instrument in the chordophone family that evolved, most notably, from the lute and vihuela. The period during which this evolution took place spanned the Renaissance (~1300-1600) and Baroque (~1600-1700) eras. As the instrument evolved, it maintained the look and playability of a lute/vihuela while gaining size. The classical … [Read more...]

Classical Guitar Strings – The “What” & “Why”

Apart from the material composition and overall guitar design, the classical guitar differs from other guitars in the type of strings it incorporates. Why are the strings used for classical guitar different than typical acoustic guitar strings? Three reasons: 1) the history/evolution of the classical guitar, 2) the tone quality that classical guitar strings provide, … [Read more...]

Why One Musical Note Is Many

Why One Musical Note Is Many

Every musical note played by an instrument is really a combination of notes. Confused? Well, it’s true… every note played by an instrument really is a combination of notes; however, you only hear one note in sum, that is, the note you intended to play when you plucked the guitar or bowed the violin. Why … [Read more...]