Musical instruments are used to provide additional sounds as accompaniment when singing. Musicians also play musical instruments to provide instrumental music. Many instruments can be used at one go to produce music such as in an orchestra.
There are some musical instruments that are used more than other musical instruments. This is due to several factors. One of the main factors that make some musical instruments more common than others is the fact that some musical instrument simply give a better quality sound as compared to others. Some other musical instruments are preferred to others due to their ease in playing them.
One of the most common musical instrument around the world is the guitar. The guitar is a stringed instrument that produces sound when the strings are plucked, strummed or finger picked. The original guitar has a hollow body which acts as an amplifier for the sounds produced by the vibrating strings. This type of guitar is known as the acoustic guitar.
The acoustic guitar is found everywhere in the world with people using it all around the world to produce all kinds of music. The people’s readiness to accept and adopt the use of the guitar is very likely as a result of the fact that the guitar is a musical instrument that has many similarities with other stringed instruments that were used by ancient communities.
Many traditional communities used stringed instruments that produced sound in the same way that the guitar produces sound and that were played in a similar way that the guitar is played. Some of these instruments include the sitar, the ukulele, the mandolin, and the fiddles among other instruments.
The acoustic guitar is today designed in various ways to produce ideal instruments for different uses. For example, there are acoustic guitars that are designed with fancy decorations that are associated with country music. There are also acoustic guitars that are designed with unique shapes and built with special materials such as travel guitars. Travel guitars are designed with a smaller more portable shape and they are made with materials that are hardier to make the guitar more resilient to rough handling.
With the discovery of electricity, there was also a great revolutionary evolution in guitars when the electric guitar was innovated. Unlike the acoustic guitar which used acoustics to amplify and produce sound, the electric guitar uses electric manipulation and amplification to produce sound.
The metallic strings of the electric guitar produce sound from the vibrations they make when they are plucked or strummed which are then converted to electric signals and amplified.
With these electric technology, electric guitars can produce a wider range of sound as compared to the acoustic guitar. The sound from electric guitars can be made richer after modifying the sounds through reverbing, distorting, and overdriving the sound.
Electric guitars are dependent on other electrical gadgets such as guitar amplifiers which are usually connected to the guitar using electric cords. There are however new wireless guitar systems that guitarists can use without having to use the cumbersome electric cords.