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The guitar is a popular musical instrument classified as a string instrument with anywhere from 4 to 18 strings, usually having 6. [1]

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Acoustic guitar

An acoustic guitar is a guitar that produces sound acoustically—by transmitting the vibration of the strings to the air—as opposed to relying on electronic amplification (see Electric guitar).

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Acoustics is the interdisciplinary science that deals with the study of all mechanical waves in gases, liquids, and solids including topics such as vibration, sound, ultrasound and infrasound.

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Action (music)

The term action, used in connection with stringed instruments, has two meanings, depending on whether the instrument is played with a keyboard or plucked by hand.

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Alastair Crawford

Alastair Crawford is CEO and founder of i-CD Publishing, the precursor to 192.com.

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Alder is the common name of a genus of flowering plants (Alnus) belonging to the birch family Betulaceae.

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All fifths tuning

Among guitar tunings, all-fifths tuning refers to the set of tunings in which each interval between consecutive open strings is a perfect fifth.

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All fourths tuning

Among alternative tunings for the guitar, all-fourths tuning is a regular tuning.

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An amplifier, electronic amplifier or (informally) amp is an electronic device that increases the power of a signal.

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Ancient Greek

Ancient Greek includes the forms of Greek used in ancient Greece and the ancient world from around the 9th century BC to the 6th century AD.

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Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome was an Italic civilization that began on the Italian Peninsula as early as the 8th century BC.

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Andalusian Arabic

Andalusian Arabic, also known more usually as Andalusi Arabic or Spanish Arabic or Hispano-Arabic, was a variety or were varieties of the Arabic language spoken in Al-Andalus, the regions of the Iberian Peninsula (modern Spain and Portugal) under Muslim rule.

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Andreas Paolo Perger

Andreas Paolo Perger (born 1970 in Munich, Germany) is a contemporary austrian guitarist, improviser, and composer of german-polish and austrian-italian descent.

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Antonio Torres Jurado

Antonio de Torres Jurado (Almería, Andalucía 13 June 1817 – 19 November 1892) was a Spanish guitarist and luthier, and "the most important Spanish guitar maker of the 19th century." It is with his designs that the first recognisably modern classical guitars are to be seen.

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Apulia (Puglia)From Greek Ἀπουλία; in Puglia, (Demonym: Pugliese). is a region of Italy in Southern Italy bordering the Adriatic Sea in the east, the Ionian Sea to the southeast, and the Strait of Òtranto and Gulf of Taranto in the south.

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Archtop guitar

An archtop guitar is a steel-stringed acoustic or semi-acoustic guitar with a full body and a distinctive arched top, whose sound is particularly popular with jazz players.

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B-Bender is a guitar accessory that enables a player to mechanically bend the B-string up a whole tone (two frets) to C-sharp.

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Babylonia was an ancient Akkadian-speaking Semitic state and cultural region based in central-southern Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq).

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The bandola is one of many varieties of small pear-shape chordophones found in Venezuela and Colombia.

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The banjo is a four-, five- or (occasionally) six-stringed instrument with a thin membrane stretched over a frame or cavity as a resonator, called the head.

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The Baroque is often thought of as a period of artistic style that used exaggerated motion and clear, easily interpreted detail to produce drama, tension, exuberance, and grandeur in sculpture, painting, architecture, literature, dance, theater, and music.

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Baroque guitar

The Baroque guitar (c. 1600–1750) is a string instrument with five courses of gut strings and moveable gut frets.

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Barre chord

In music, a barre chord (also known as bar chord or rarely barr chord) is a type of guitar chord, where one or more fingers are used to press down multiple strings across the guitar fingerboard (like a bar pressing down the strings).

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Basilicata, also known as Lucania, is a region in the south of Italy, bordering on Campania to the west, Apulia (Puglia) to the north and east, and Calabria to the south, having one short southwestern coastline on the Tyrrhenian Sea between Campania in the northwest and Calabria in the southwest, and a longer one to the southeast on the Gulf of Taranto on the Ionian Sea between Calabria in the southwest and Apulia in the northeast.

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Bass guitar

The bass guitar (also called electric bass, or simply bass) is a stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers or thumb, by plucking, slapping, popping, (rarely) strumming, tapping, thumping, or picking with a plectrum, often known as a pick.

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Bass guitar tuning

Each bass-guitar tuning assigns pitches to the strings of an electric bass.

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Battery (electricity)

An electric battery is a device consisting of two or more electrochemical cells that convert stored chemical energy into electrical energy.

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Billy Gibbons

William Frederick "Billy" Gibbons (born December 16, 1949) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, producer and actor, best known as the guitarist of the American rock band ZZ Top.

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Bluegrass music

Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music, and a subgenre of country music.

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Blues is a genre and musical form that originated in African-American communities in the "Deep South" of the United States around the end of the 19th century.

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A bone is a rigid organ that constitutes part of the vertebral skeleton.

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Bonnie Raitt

Bonnie Lynn Raitt (born November 8, 1949) is an American blues singer, songwriter and slide guitar player.

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Bowed string instrument

Bowed string instruments are a subcategory of string instruments that are played by a bow rubbing the strings.

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Brass is a metal alloy made of copper and zinc; the proportions of zinc and copper can be varied to create a range of brasses with varying properties.

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Brian May

Brian Harold May, (born 19 July 1947) is an English musician, singer, songwriter and astrophysicist who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen.

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C (musical note)

In terms of musical pitch, C or Do is the first note of the fixed-Do solfège scale.

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C. F. Martin & Company

C.F. Martin & Company is a US guitar manufacturer established in 1833 by Christian Frederick Martin.

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Calabria (Calàbbria in Calabrian, Calavría in Calabrian Greek, Καλαβρία in Greek, Kalavrì in Arbëresh), known in antiquity as Bruttium or formerly as Italia, is a region in southern Italy, forming the "toe" of the Italian Peninsula.

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Campania is a region in southern Italy.

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A capacitor (originally known as a condenser) is a passive two-terminal electrical component used to store electrical energy temporarily in an electric field.

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Catgut is a type of cord that is prepared from the natural fibre found in the walls of animal intestines.

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The cello (plural cellos or celli) or violoncello is a bowed string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths.

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Chord (music)

A chord, in music, is any harmonic set of three or more notes that is heard as if sounding simultaneously.

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A chordophone is a musical instrument that makes sound by way of a vibrating string or strings stretched between two points.

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Choro ("cry" or "lament"), popularly called chorinho ("little cry" or "little lament"), is an instrumental Brazilian popular music genre which originated in 19th century Rio de Janeiro.

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Christian Frederick Martin

Christian Frederick Martin, Sr. (Christian Friedrich Martin I.; January 31, 1796 – February 16, 1873) was a German-born American luthier who specialized in guitars.

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Chromatic scale

The chromatic scale is a musical scale with twelve pitches, each a semitone above or below another.

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The cithara or kithara (κιθάρα, kithāra, cithara) was an ancient Greek musical instrument in the lyre or lyra family.

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The cittern or cithren (Fr. cistre, It. cetra, Ger. zitter, zither, Sp. cistro, cedra, cítola) is a stringed instrument dating from the Renaissance.

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Classical guitar

The classical guitar (also called the Spanish guitar, or less specifically, the nylon-string guitar) is the member of the guitar family used in classical music.

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Classical music

Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western music, including both liturgical (religious) and secular music.

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Corian is the brand name for a solid surface material created by E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont).

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Country music

Country music is a genre of American popular music that originated in the Southern United States in the 1920s.

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Course (music)

A course, on a stringed musical instrument, is two or more adjacent strings that are closely spaced relative to the other strings, and typically played as a single string.

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Derek Trucks

Derek Trucks (born June 8, 1979) is an American guitarist, songwriter and founder of the Grammy Award-winning The Derek Trucks Band.

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DigiTech is an American company that manufactures digital guitar effects.

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Discipline Global Mobile

Discipline Global Mobile (DGM, or Discipline GM) is an independent record label founded in 1992 by Robert Fripp (best known as guitarist and main composer for the band King Crimson) and producer/online content developer David Singleton.

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Distortion (music)

Distortion and overdrive are "gain" effects used in amplified music, originally derived from the sound of a saturated vacuum-tube guitar amplifier, though they are produced in a variety of ways in the 2010s.

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Django Reinhardt

Jean "Django" ReinhardtHis official forename was not "Jean-Baptiste" as often cited.

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The word Dobro is, in popular usage, the generic term for a wood-bodied, single cone resonator guitar.

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Double bass

The double bass is the largest and lowest-pitched bowed string instrument in the modern symphony orchestra.

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Dreadnought (guitar type)

The "Dreadnought" is a type of acoustic guitar body developed by guitar manufacturer C.F. Martin & Company.

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Drop D tuning

Drop D tuning, also known as DADGBE, is an alternate, or scordatura, form of guitar tuning — specifically, a dropped tuning — in which the lowest (sixth) string is tuned down ("dropped") from the usual E of standard tuning by one whole step / a tone (2 frets) to D.

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Duane Allman

Howard Duane Allman (November 20, 1946 – October 29, 1971) was an American guitarist, session musician, co-founder and leader of The Allman Brothers Band until his death in a motorcycle accident in 1971 at the age of 24.

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Early music

Early music is Western classical music prior to the Baroque era, comprising Medieval music (500–1400) and Renaissance music (1400–1600).

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Ebony is a dense black wood, most commonly yielded by several different species in the genus Diospyros.

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Effects unit

Effects units are electronic devices that alter how a musical instrument or other audio source sounds.

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Eight-string guitar

An eight-string guitar is a guitar with two more strings than the usual six, or one more than the Russian guitar's seven.

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Electric generator

In electricity generation, a generator is a device that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy for use in an external circuit.

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Electric guitar

An electric guitar is a guitar that uses a pickup to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical impulses.

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Electromagnetism is a branch of physics which involves the study of the electromagnetic force, a type of physical interaction that occurs between electrically charged particles.

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Electronic tuner

In music, an electronic tuner is a device that detects and displays the pitch of musical notes.

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Eleven-string alto guitar

The eleven-string alto guitar or altgitarr is an extended-range classical guitar developed by Swedish luthier Georg Bolin in the 1960s.

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Elmore James

Elmore James (January 27, 1918 – May 24, 1963) was an American blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and band leader.

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Equal temperament

An equal temperament is a musical temperament, or a system of tuning, in which every pair of adjacent pitches is separated by the same interval.

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Fado ("destiny, fate") is a music genre which can be traced to the 1820s in Portugal, but probably with much earlier origins.

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Faze (magazine)

Faze is a Canadian-based magazine written for teens and young adults, also available in the United States.

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Fender Musical Instruments Corporation

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC), commonly referred to simply as Fender, is an American manufacturer of stringed instruments and amplifiers.

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Fender Stratocaster

The Fender Stratocaster is a model of electric guitar designed in 1954 by Leo Fender, Bill Carson, George Fullerton, and Freddie Tavares.

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The fingerboard (also known as a fretboard on fretted instruments) is an important component of most stringed instruments.

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Fingerstyle guitar

guitar_wallpaper_photo_hd_backgrounds_201_backgrounds-1024x576.jpg Fingerstyle guitar is the technique of playing the guitar by plucking the strings directly with the fingertips, fingernails, or picks attached to fingers, as opposed to flatpicking (picking individual notes with a single plectrum called a flatpick).

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Flamenco is a genre of music and dance native to the southern Spanish regions of Andalusia, Extremadura and Murcia.

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Flamenco guitar

A flamenco guitar is a guitar similar to a classical acoustic guitar but with thinner tops and less internal bracing.

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Folk music

Folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival.

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Fraxinus is a genus of flowering plants in the olive and lilac family, Oleaceae.

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Frequency is the number of occurrences of a repeating event per unit time.

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A fret is a raised element on the neck of a stringed instrument.

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Fretless guitar

A fretless guitar is a guitar without frets, such that fingering its strings at particular positions on the string is done by pressing the string against its fingerboard.

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Frying pan (guitar)

The "frying pan" in 1931/1932 was the first electric lap steel guitar ever produced, and one of the earliest electric guitar, along with the Stromberg Electro in 1928.

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Gaspar Sanz

Gaspar Sanz (1640–1710) was an Aragonese composer, guitarist, organist and priest born to a wealthy family in Calanda in the comarca of Bajo Aragón, Spain.

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George Beauchamp

George Delmetia Beauchamp (March 18, 1899 – March 30, 1941) was an American inventor of musical instruments and a founder of National Stringed Instrument Corporation and Rickenbacker guitars.

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George Harrison

George Harrison, (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.

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George Thorogood

George Thorogood (born February 24, 1950) is an American musician, singer and songwriter from Wilmington, Delaware.

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George Van Eps

George Van Eps (August 7, 1913 – November 29, 1998) (often called "the Father of the Seven String Guitar") was an American swing and mainstream jazz guitarist.

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Gibson Guitar Corporation

Gibson Brands, Inc. (formerly Gibson Guitar Corp.) is an American manufacturer of guitars and other instruments, now based in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Gibson Les Paul

The Gibson Les Paul is a solid body electric guitar that was first sold by the Gibson Guitar Corporation in 1952.

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Gibson Robot Guitar

The Gibson Robot Guitar (a.k.a. GOR) is a limited-edition self-tuning Gibson guitar, typically a Les Paul.

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The gittern was a relatively small gut strung round-backed instrument that first appears in literature and pictorial representation during the 13th century in Western Europe (Iberian Peninsula, Italy, France, England).

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In music, a glissando (plural: glissandi, abbreviated gliss.) is a glide from one pitch to another.

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Graphite, archaically referred to as Plumbago, is a crystalline form of carbon, a semimetal, a native element mineral, and one of the allotropes of carbon.

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Guitar amplifier

A guitar amplifier (or guitar amp) is an electronic amplifier that amplifies the electrical signal from a pickup on an electric guitar, bass guitar, or acoustic guitar so that it can produce sound through a loudspeaker, which is typically housed in a wooden cabinet.

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Guitar bracing

Guitar bracing refers to the system of wooden struts which internally support and reinforce the soundboard and back of acoustic guitars.

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Guitar chord

In music, a guitar chord is a set of notes played on a guitar.

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Guitar Craft

Guitar Craft (GC) was a series of guitar and personal-development classes, founded and often presented by Robert Fripp, who is best known for his work with the rock band King Crimson.

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Guitar pick

A guitar pick (American English) is a plectrum used for guitars.

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Guitar solo

In popular music, a guitar solo is a melodic passage, section, or entire piece of music written for an electric guitar or an acoustic guitar.

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Guitar tunings

Guitar tunings assign pitches to the open strings of guitars.

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Guitarra latina

The guitarra latina is a plucked string instrument of the Medieval period in Europe.

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Guitarrón mexicano

The guitarrón mexicano (the Spanish name of a "big Mexican guitar", the suffix "-ón" being a Spanish augmentative) or Mexican guitarron is a very large, deep-bodied Mexican six-string acoustic bass played traditionally in mariachi groups.

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Gypsy jazz

Gypsy jazz (also known as gypsy swing or hot club jazz) is a style of jazz music often said to have been started by guitarist Jean "Django" Reinhardt in the 1930s.

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A hammer-on is a playing technique performed on a stringed instrument (especially on a fretted string instrument, such as a guitar) by sharply bringing a fretting-hand finger down on the fingerboard behind a fret, causing a note to sound.

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A Headstock or peghead is part of a guitar or similar stringed instrument such as a lute, mandolin, banjo, ukulele and others of the lute lineage.

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Heavy metal music

Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Helmholtz pitch notation

Helmholtz pitch notation is a system for naming musical notes of the Western chromatic scale.

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The hertz (symbol Hz) is the unit of frequency in the International System of Units (SI) and is defined as one cycle per second.

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History of the classical guitar

The evolution of classical guitars began with the influences of the vihuela and gittern in the sixteenth century and ended with the modern classical guitar in the mid nineteenth century.

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The Hittites were an Ancient Anatolian people who established an empire centred on Hattusa in north-central Anatolia around 1600 BC.

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A humbucking pickup, or humbucker, is a type of electric guitar pickup that uses two coils to "buck the hum" (or cancel out the interference) picked up by coil pickups.

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Ibanez Universe

The Ibanez Universe is the first mass-produced solid body seven-string electric guitar, developed by Steve Vai and manufactured by Ibanez.

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Integrated circuit

An integrated circuit or monolithic integrated circuit (also referred to as an IC, a chip, or a microchip) is a set of electronic circuits on one small plate ("chip") of semiconductor material, normally silicon.

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International Standard Music Number

The International Standard Music Number or ISMN (ISO 10957) is a thirteen-character alphanumeric identifier for printed music developed by ISO.

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Interval (music)

In music theory, an interval is the difference between two pitches.

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Intonation (music)

Intonation, in music, is a musician's realization of pitch accuracy, or the pitch accuracy of a musical instrument.

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Inversion (music)

In music theory, the word inversion has several meanings.

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Isaac Guillory

Isaac Guillory (February 27, 1947 – December 31, 2000) was an American folk guitarist.

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Jangle pop

Jangle pop is a genre of alternative rock from the early-to-mid-1980s that "marked a return to the chiming or jangly guitars and pop melodies of the '60s", as exemplified by The Byrds, with electric twelve-string guitars and straightforward, power pop-inspired song structures.

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Jazz is a genre of music that originated in African American communities in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th century.

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Jimi Hendrix

James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter.

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John Dopyera

John Dopyera (born Ján Dopjera; 1893–1988) was a Slovak-American inventor and entrepreneur, and a maker of stringed instruments.

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Jota (music)

The jota (hota or ixota; xota; xota) is a genre of music and the associated dance known throughout Spain, most likely originating in Aragon.

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Kramer Guitars

Kramer Guitars (pronounced "KRAY-MUR") is an American manufacturer of electric guitars and basses.

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Lap steel guitar

The lap steel guitar is a type of steel guitar, an instrument derived from and similar to the guitar.

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Latin (Latin: lingua latīna) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.

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Lead guitar

Lead guitar is a guitar part which plays melody lines, instrumental fill passages, guitar solos, and occasionally, some riffs within a song structure.

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Leather is a durable and flexible material created by tanning animal rawhide and skin, often cattle hide.

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In music performance and notation, legato (Italian for "tied together") indicates that musical notes are played or sung smoothly and connected.

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Leo Fender

Clarence Leonidas "Leo" Fender (August 10, 1909 – March 21, 1991) was an American inventor who founded Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company, or "Fender" for short.

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Les Paul

Lester William Polsfuss (June 9, 1915 – August 12, 2009), known as Les Paul, was an American jazz, country, and blues guitarist, songwriter, luthier, and inventor.

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Light-emitting diode

A light-emitting diode (LED) is a two-lead semiconductor light source.

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Line 6 (company)

Line 6 is a manufacturer of digital modeling guitars, amplifiers (amplifier modeling) and related electronic equipment.

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Lloyd Loar

Lloyd Allayre Loar (January 9, 1886 – September 14, 1943) was a Gibson sound engineer and master luthier in the early part of the 20th century.

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A loudspeaker (or loud-speaker or speaker) is an electroacoustic transducer; a device which converts an electrical audio signal into a corresponding sound.

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Lute can refer generally to any string instrument having the strings running in a plane parallel to the sound table (in the Hornbostel–Sachs system), more specifically to any plucked string instrument with a neck (either fretted or unfretted) and a deep round back, or more specifically to an instrument from the family of European lutes.

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A luthier is someone who makes or repairs string instruments generally consisting of a neck and a sound box.

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Machine head

A machine head (also referred to as a tuning machine, tuner, or gear head) is a geared apparatus for tuning stringed musical instruments by adjusting string tension.

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Mahogany is a kind of wood—the straight-grained, reddish-brown timber of three tropical hardwood species of the genus Swietenia, indigenous to the Americas,Bridgewater, Samuel.

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Major second

In Western music theory, a major second (sometimes also called whole tone) is a second spanning two semitones.

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Major third

In classical music from Western culture, a third is a musical interval encompassing three staff positions (see Interval number for more details), and the major third is a third spanning four semitones.

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Major thirds tuning

Among alternative tunings for guitar, a major-thirds tuning is a regular tuning in which each interval between successive open strings is a major third ("M3" in musical abbreviation).

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A mandolin (mandolino; literally "small mandola") is a musical instrument in the lute family and is usually plucked with a plectrum or "pick".

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Acer is a genus of trees or shrubs commonly known as maple.

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Mariachi is a form of folk music from Mexico.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (colloquially The Met), located in New York City, is the largest art museum in the United States and among the most visited art museums in the world.

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MIDI (short for Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a technical standard that describes a protocol, digital interface and connectors and allows a wide variety of electronic musical instruments, computers and other related devices to connect and communicate with one another.

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Minor second

In modern Western tonal music theory a minor second is the interval between two notes on adjacent staff positions, or having adjacent note letters, whose alterations cause them to be one semitone or half-step apart, such as B and C or C and D. The interval is also called a diatonic semitone.

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Minor seventh

In classical music from Western culture, a seventh is a musical interval encompassing seven staff positions, and the minor seventh is one of two commonly occurring sevenths.

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Modulus Guitars

Modulus Guitars is an American manufacturer of musical instruments best known for building bass guitars with carbon fiber necks.

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The Moors were Muslim inhabitants of the Maghreb, the Iberian Peninsula, Sicily, and Malta during the Middle Ages.

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Mortise and tenon

The mortise and tenon joint has been used for thousands of years by woodworkers around the world to join pieces of wood, mainly when the adjoining pieces connect at an angle of 90°.

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Muddy Waters

McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1913April 30, 1983), known by his stage name Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician.

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Multi-neck guitar

A multi-neck guitar is a guitar that has multiple fingerboard necks.

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Musical instrument

A musical instrument is an instrument created or adapted to make musical sounds.

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Neck (music)

The neck is the part of certain string instruments that projects from the main body and is the base of the fingerboard, where the fingers are placed to stop the strings at different pitches.

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Neck-through or neck-thru (or in full form neck through body) is a method of electric guitar or bass guitar construction that involves extending the piece (or pieces, in a laminate construction) of wood used for the neck through the entire length of the body, essentially making it the core of the body.

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New standard tuning

New Standard Tuning (NST) is an alternative tuning for the guitar that approximates all-fifths tuning.

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Nine-string guitar

A nine-string guitar is a guitar with nine strings instead of the commonly used six strings.

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Nitrocellulose (also: cellulose nitrate, flash paper, flash cotton, guncotton, flash string) is a highly flammable compound formed by nitrating cellulose through exposure to nitric acid or another powerful nitrating agent.

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In music, an octave (octavus: eighth) or perfect octave is the interval between one musical pitch and another with half or double its frequency.

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Orville Gibson

Orville H. Gibson (May 1856 – August 19, 1918) was a luthier who founded the Gibson Guitar Company in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1896, makers of guitars, mandolins and other instruments.

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The oud (عود, plural: أعواد; ուդ, Syriac: ܥܘܕ, ούτι; עוּד; بربط; ûd; ud or ut; Azeri: ud; cuud or kaban) is a pear-shaped stringed instrument commonly used in Arabic, Greek, Turkish, Persian, Jewish, Byzantine, Azerbaijanian, Armenian, North African (Chaabi, Classical, and Spanish Andalusian), Somali and Middle Eastern music.

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Outline of guitars

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to guitars: Guitar – plucked string instrument, usually played with fingers or a pick.

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Ovation Guitar Company

The Ovation Guitar Company is a manufacturer of guitars.

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Paco de Lucía

Francisco Gustavo Sánchez Gomes (21 December 1947 – 25 February 2014), known as Paco de Lucía, was a Spanish virtuoso flamenco guitarist, composer and producer.

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Parlor guitar

Parlor or parlour guitar usually refers to a type of acoustic guitar smaller than a Size No.0 Concert Guitar by C. F. Martin & Company.

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Patch cable

A patch cable or patch cord or patch lead is an electrical or optical cable used to connect ("patch-in") one electronic or optical device to another for signal routing.

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Pedal steel guitar

The pedal steel guitar is a type of electric steel guitar that is built on legs or a stand and is fitted with foot pedals which adjust the sound of the instrument.

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Perfect fourth

In classical music from Western culture, a fourth is a musical interval encompassing four staff positions (see Interval number for more details), and the perfect fourth is a fourth spanning five semitones (half steps, or half tones).

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The peso (meaning weight in Spanish, or more loosely pound) was a coin that originated in Spain and became of immense importance internationally.

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Pickup (music technology)

A pickup device is a transducer that captures mechanical vibrations from stringed instruments such as the electric guitar, electric bass guitar, Chapman Stick, or electric violin, and converts them to an electrical signal that is amplified, recorded, or broadcast.

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Piezoelectricity is the electric charge that accumulates in certain solid materials (such as crystals, certain ceramics, and biological matter such as bone, DNA and various proteins) in response to applied mechanical stress.

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Pinch harmonic

A pinch harmonic (also known as squelch picking, pick harmonic or squealy) is a guitar technique to achieve artificial harmonics in which the player's thumb or index finger on the picking hand slightly catches the string after it is picked, canceling the fundamental frequency of the string, and letting one of the harmonics dominate.

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Pitch (music)

Pitch is a perceptual property of sounds that allows their ordering on a frequency-related scale, or more commonly, pitch is the quality that makes it possible to judge sounds as "higher" and "lower" in the sense associated with musical melodies.

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Pizzica is a popular Italian folk dance, originally from the Salento peninsula (in Apulia region) and later spreading throughout all the Puglia and Calabria regions and eastern Basilicata.

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Plastic is a material consisting of any of a wide range of synthetic or semi-synthetic organics that are malleable and can be molded into solid objects of diverse shapes.

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A plectrum is a small flat tool used to pluck or strum a stringed instrument.

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Plucked string instrument

Plucked string instruments are a subcategory of string instruments that are played by plucking the strings.

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Pop music

Pop music (a term that originally derives from an abbreviation of "popular") is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the Western world during the 1950s and 1960s, deriving from rock and roll.

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Popular culture

Popular culture or pop culture is the entirety of ideas, perspectives, attitudes, images, and other phenomena that are within the mainstream of a given culture, especially Western culture of the early to mid 20th century and the emerging global mainstream of the late 20th and early 21st century.

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Populus is a genus of 25–35 species of deciduous flowering plants in the family Salicaceae, native to most of the Northern Hemisphere.

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Portuguese guitar

The Portuguese guitar or Portuguese guitarra (guitarra portuguesa) is a plucked string instrument with twelve steel strings, strung in six courses comprising two strings each.

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A potentiometer, informally a pot, is a three-terminal resistor with a sliding or rotating contact that forms an adjustable voltage divider.

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Power chord

In guitar music, a power chord (also fifth chord) is a chord that consists of the root note and the fifth.

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A pull-off is a stringed instrument technique performed by plucking a string by "pulling" the string off the fingerboard with one of the fingers being used to fret the note.

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Punk rock

Punk rock (or simply punk) is a rock music genre that developed between 1974 and 1976 in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.

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Purfling is a narrow decorative edge inlaid into the top plate and often the back plate of a stringed instrument.

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Quarter (United States coin)

A quarter, short for quarter dollar, is a U.S. coin worth 25 cents, one-fourth of a dollar.

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Radio is the radiation (wireless transmission) of electromagnetic energy through space.

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In mathematics, a ratio is a relationship between two numbers indicating how many times the first number contains the second.

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Reggae is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s.

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Regular tuning

Among alternative guitar-tunings, regular tunings have equal musical intervals between the paired notes of their successive open strings.

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The term requinto is used in both Spanish and Portuguese to mean a smaller, higher-pitched version of another instrument.

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Resonator guitar

A resonator guitar or resophonic guitar is an acoustic guitar that produces sound by carrying string vibration through the bridge to one or more spun metal cones (resonators), instead of to the sound board (guitar top).

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Rhythm and blues

Rhythm and blues, often abbreviated as R&B or RnB, is a genre of popular African-American music that originated in the 1940s.

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Rickenbacker International Corporation, also known as Rickenbacker, is an electric string instrument manufacturer based in Santa Ana, California.

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Robert Fripp

Robert Fripp (born 16 May 1946) is an English guitarist, composer and record producer.

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Robert Johnson

Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938) was an American singer-songwriter and musician.

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Rock and roll

Rock and roll (often written as rock & roll or rock 'n' roll) is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950s,Jim Dawson and Steve Propes, What Was the First Rock'n'Roll Record (1992), ISBN 0-571-12939-0.

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Rock music

Rock music is a genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Roger McGuinn

James Roger McGuinn (born James Joseph McGuinn III on July 13, 1942) known professionally as Roger McGuinn and previously as Jim McGuinn, is an American musician.

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Roland Corporation

is a Japanese manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, electronic equipment and software.

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Root (chord)

In music theory, the concept of root denotes the idea that a chord could be represented and named by one of its notes.

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Rory Gallagher

William Rory Gallagher (2 March 1948 – 14 June 1995) was an Irish blues and rock multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and bandleader.

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Rosette (design)

A rosette is a round, stylized flower design, used extensively in sculptural objects from antiquity, appearing in Mesopotamia and used to decorate the funeral stele in Ancient Greece.

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Rosewood refers to any of a number of richly hued timbers, often brownish with darker veining but found in many different hues.

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Ry Cooder

Ryland Peter "Ry" Cooder (born March 15, 1947) is an American musician, songwriter, film score composer, and record producer.

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Scale length (string instruments)

When referring to stringed instruments, the scale length (often simply called the "scale") is considered to be the maximum vibrating length of the strings to produce sound, and determines the range of tones that string is capable of producing under a given tension.

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Scientific pitch notation

Scientific pitch notation (or SPN, also known as American Standard Pitch Notation (ASPN) and International Pitch Notation (IPN)) is one of several methods that name the notes of the standard Western chromatic scale by combining a letter name, accidentals, and a number identifying the pitch's octave.

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Scordatura (literally Italian for "mistuning"), is a tuning of a stringed instrument different from the normal, standard tuning.

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Seven-string guitar

The seven-string guitar adds one additional string, commonly used to extend the bass range (usually a low B) but it can also be used to extend the treble range of the 6 string guitar.

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Shoulders is a drinking game that involves players competing in a fast paced game attempting to "count" to 21.

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Signal (electrical engineering)

A signal as referred to in communication systems, signal processing, and electrical engineering "is a function that conveys information about the behavior or attributes of some phenomenon".

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Single coil guitar pickup

A single coil pickup is a type of magnetic transducer, or pickup, for the electric guitar and the electric bass.

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Sixpence (British coin)

The sixpence (6d), sometimes known as a tanner or sixpenny bit, was a coin worth one-fortieth of a pound sterling, or six pence.

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Slide guitar

Slide guitar is a particular method or technique for playing the guitar.

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Solo (music)

In music, a solo (from the solo, meaning alone, although assolo is now used in Italy when referring to the musical solo) is a piece or a section of a piece played or sung by a single performer.

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Soul music

Work Music A prominent origin for 'Soul' music as far as the currently known United States were early Slavery year.

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Sound board (music)

A sound board, or soundboard, is the surface of a string instrument that the strings vibrate against, usually via some sort of bridge.

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Sound hole

A sound hole is an opening in the upper sound board of a stringed musical instrument.

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A spruce is a tree of the genus Picea, a genus of about 35 species of coniferous evergreen trees in the Family Pinaceae, found in the northern temperate and boreal (taiga) regions of the earth.

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Stainless steel

In metallurgy, stainless steel, also known as inox steel or inox from French "inoxydable", is a steel alloy with a minimum of 10.5% chromium content by mass.

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Stanley Jordan

Stanley Jordan (born July 31, 1959) is an American jazz/jazz fusion guitarist and pianist.

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Steel guitar

Steel guitar is a type of guitar or the method of playing the instrument.

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Steel-string acoustic guitar

The steel-string acoustic guitar is a modern form of guitar that descends from the classical guitar, but is strung with steel strings for a brighter, louder sound.

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Steinberger is a series of distinctive electric guitars and bass guitars, designed and originally manufactured by Ned Steinberger.

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Steve Vai

Steven Siro Vai (born June 6, 1960) is an American guitarist, songwriter, singer, and producer who has sold over 15 million albums.

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Stock keeping unit

In the field of inventory management, a stock keeping unit or SKU (or or) is a distinct type of item for sale, such as a product or service, and all attributes associated with the item type that distinguish it from other item types.

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Stomp box

A stomp box or stompbox is a simple percussion instrument consisting of a small wooden box placed under the foot, which is tapped or stamped on rhythmically to produce a sound similar to that of a bass drum.

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String (music)

A string is the vibrating element that produces sound in string instruments such as the guitar, harp, piano, and members of the violin family.

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String instrument

String instruments, stringed instruments, or chordophones are musical instruments that produce sound from vibrating strings.

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Strong's Concordance

The Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, generally known as Strong's Concordance, is a concordance of the King James Version (KJV) that was constructed under the direction of Dr.

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A Sympitar is a modern form of guitar combining functional aspects of the guitar and the Indian sitar.

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Synthetic fiber

Synthetic fibers or fibres are the result of extensive research by scientists to improve on naturally occurring animal and plant fibers.

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Tapping is a guitar playing technique, where a string is fretted and set into vibration as part of a single motion of being pushed onto the fretboard, as opposed to the standard technique being fretted with one hand and picked with the other.

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Tarantella is a group of various folk dances characterized by a fast upbeat tempo, usually in 6/8 time (sometimes 18/8 or 4/4), accompanied by tambourines.

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Ten-string guitar

There are many varieties of ten-string guitar, including.

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Tenor guitar

The tenor guitar or four-string guitar is a slightly smaller, four-string relative of the steel-string acoustic guitar or electric guitar.

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The Byrds

The Byrds were an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964.

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The Renaissance

The Renaissance is a period in Europe, from the 14th to the 17th century, considered the bridge between the Middle Ages and modern history.

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Thuja plicata

Thuja plicata, commonly called western or Pacific redcedar, giant or western arborvitae, giant cedar, or shinglewood, is a species of Thuja, an evergreen coniferous tree in the cypress family Cupressaceae native to western North America.

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Tilia is a genus of about 30 species of trees native throughout most of the temperate Northern Hemisphere.

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A tiple (English pronunciation: /ˈtipəl/; Spanish pronunciation: \ˈtē(ˌ)plā\, literally treble or soprano) is a plucked-string chordophone of the guitar family.

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Tonewood is a term of art that generally refers to woods believed to possess tonal properties and used in the construction of stringed instruments.

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A transducer is a device that converts one form of energy to another.

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In electronics and telecommunications a transmitter or radio transmitter is an electronic device which, with the aid of an antenna, produces radio waves.

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Transposing instrument

A transposing instrument is a musical instrument whose music is notated at a pitch different from the pitch that actually sounds (concert pitch).

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Travis Bean

Clifford Travis Bean (21 August 1947 – 10 July 2011, aged 63) was an American luthier and machinist from California.

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In music, tremolo, or tremolando, is a trembling effect.

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Truss rod

The truss rod is part of a guitar or other fretted, stringed-instruments used to stabilize and adjust the lengthwise forward curvature (also called relief), of the neck.

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Twelfth root of two

The twelfth root of two or \sqrt is an algebraic irrational number.

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Twelve-string guitar

The twelve-string guitar is a steel-string guitar with twelve strings in six courses, which produces a richer, more ringing tone than a standard six-string guitar.

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The ukulele (from ukulele; British English: ukelele) sometimes abbreviated to uke, is a member of the lute family of instruments; it generally employs four nylon or gut strings or four courses of strings.

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Uli Jon Roth

Uli Jon Roth (born Ulrich Roth, 18 December 1954) is a German guitarist, who became famous as the Scorpions lead guitarist, and is one of the earliest contributors to the neoclassical metal genre.

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Vacuum tube

In electronics, vacuum tube, electron tube, tube (in North America), or valve (in Britain and some other regions) is a device that controls electric current between electrodes in an evacuated container.

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Variax is the name of a line of guitars developed and marketed by Line 6.

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Veleno (guitar)

The Veleno guitar is a highly regarded series of aluminium guitars built by metal craftsman John Veleno.

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Vibrating string

A vibration in a string is a wave.

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Vibrato systems for guitar

A variety of mechanical vibrato systems for guitar have been developed since the 1930s.

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Vibrato unit

A vibrato unit is an effects unit used to add tremolo to the sound of an electric instrument, most often an electric guitar.

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The vihuela is a guitar-shaped string instrument from 15th and 16th century Spain, Portugal and Italy, usually with six doubled strings.

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The viola is a bowed string instrument.

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The violin, also called a fiddle, is a string instrument, usually with four strings tuned in perfect fifths.

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Volume swell

A volume swell is a musical crescendo commonly associated with the electric guitar.

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Warren Haynes

Warren Haynes (born April 6, 1960) is an American rock and blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter.

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