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The guitar is a musical instrument, that both accompanies through the use of chords and as a melodic instrument that makes use of single notes. It is used in a wide variety of musical styles, and is also widely known as a solo classical instrument. It is most recognized in popular culture as the primary instrument in blues, country, pop, and rock music, and it is also an important instrument in jazz. The guitar is usually associated with a six-stringed format but variations include that of the four-, seven-, eight-, ten-, and twelve string guitars. Other variations are those of acoustic guitars, semi-hollowbody electric guitars, solidbody electric guitars as well as guitars with more than one neck (see Gibson EDS-1275). Guitars are designed, made, maintained and repaired by luthiers. Electric guitars are plugged into guitar amplifiers and many pop and rock performers use electronic effect pedals to modify the sound. The bass version of a guitar is called the electric bass.



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John Williams
John Williams (born 24 April 1941) is one of the world's best-known classical guitarists. Born in Melbourne, Australia, Williams was taught initially by his father Len Williams. At the age of twelve he went to Italy to study with Andrés Segovia. Later, he attended the Royal College of Music in London, studying piano because the school did not have a guitar department at the time. Upon graduation, he was offered the opportunity to create such a department. Being such a lover of the instrument, he seized the opportunity and ran it for the first two years. Williams has maintained links with the College (and with the Northern College in Manchester) ever since.

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Angus Young's SG, a signature from Gibson USA.

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Latin American guitar Rasgueado | Charango | Cuatro | Cavaquinho | Guitarrón | Tiple | Cuban Tres
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Bass guitar Bass guitar | Acoustic bass guitar | Multi-necked bass guitar | Guitarrón
Other types of guitar Semi-acoustic guitar | Steel-string acoustic guitar |Tenor guitar | Baritone guitar | Slide guitar | Pedal steel guitar | Lap steel guitar | Slack-key guitar | Hawaiian guitar | Resonator Guitar | Portuguese guitar | Prepared guitar | Parlor guitar | Flat top guitar | Archtop guitar | Fretless guitar | Seven string guitar | Eight string guitar | Twelve string guitar | Rhythm guitar | Lead guitar | Jazz guitar | Glock-Guitar | Harp guitar | 3rd bridge
Physics of the guitar Vibrating string
Playing style Fingerpicking | Strumming
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Major-thirds tuning repeats itself (at a higher octave) after three strings. Thus, chords can be shifted vertically on the same frets.  The shift of a C major chord (with notes C,E,G) is displayed.

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