Short Guitar History - Question Page due Tues. Feb. 28
SHORT GUITAR HISTORY
Watch the following short history of the guitar at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lH-r_CqtZnU (also posted in your musdig Guitar folder) and answer the following questions.
To be submitted on Tuesday, February 28th in class.
5% deduction for submission 1 day late.
10% deduction for submission 2 days late.
Mark of 0% on third day.
The Guitar’s history dates back over _____________ years.
Guitar Roots are in the:
Iranian Tar and the
Ancient Sanskrit word is _____________.
When paired with prefix describing the number of strings:
The _____________ is from Turkistan and it has _____________ strings.
The Setar is from _____________ with _____________ strings.
The Qithara from Greece has _____________ strings.
The Afghan _____________ has _____________ strings.
(The Azerbaijani tar has 11 strings!)
What is a “bow-harp”? Where is it from?
What is a “tanbur” and where is it from? When does this guitar date back to?
The modern guitar has its roots in _____________ during the _____________.
This guitar had four courses (or pairs) of strings with each pair tuned to _____________. The body was narrower than the modern guitar. Guitars with five or six _____________ followed until the late ___________. The first guitar with _____________ single strings made its appearance in the late _____________.
Antonio _____________ created the classical guitar during the ___________.
He pioneered a _____________ bracing under the _____________.
This allowed Torres to increase the body _____________ of the guitar, decrease the _____________ of the wood, which changed _____________, _____________, and _____________. This elevated the status of the guitar to a leading role in _____________ composition.
While Torres made the classical guitar in Spain, Christian _____________ was pioneering the_____________ pattern making the _____________ guitar.
This guitar used steel _____________ instead of the classical gut strings (today nylon). If you put steel strings on a classical fan-braced guitar it will pull the instrument apart because of the increased _____________. The steel guitar becomes a common guitar in the _____________ as _________ and _____________ music became more widespread.