Outline of guitars


Outline of guitars

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to guitars:

Guitarplucked string instrument, usually played with fingers or a pick. The guitar consists of a body with a rigid neck to which the strings, generally six in number, are attached. Guitars are traditionally constructed of various woods and strung with animal gut or, more recently, with either nylon or steel strings. Some modern guitars are made of polycarbonate materials. Guitars are made and repaired by luthiers. There are two primary families of guitars: acoustic and electric.

Contents

Nature of guitars

Main article: Guitars

A guitar can be described as a:

Types and varieties of guitars

Standard guitar variations

Pitch-based variations

Steel guitars

Extra strings

  • 5 string bass
  • 6 string bass
  • Seven string guitar The Russian Guitar and Electric guitar
  • Eight string guitar

Misc

Guitar-like instruments

Models

6 String

Acoustic guitar models

Semi-acoustic models

Solid body electric models

Basses

Parts of a guitar

Guitar accessories

Misc

Guitar amplifiers

Guitar effects

(also known as "Stomp Box")

Guitar software

  • Amplitube (guitar software)
  • Guitar Rig (guitar software)
  • Guitar Pro
  • G7 (guitar software)
  • Guitar Tracks 3 Pro (guitar software)
  • GCH (Multimedia Guitar Course)
  • Power Tab
  • RiffWorks Guitar recording and online collaboration software. Free version.
  • Games

Guitar use

Guitar music

Guitar tunings

See Guitar tuning

Guitar playing styles

The difference between guitar playing styles and guitar techniques (below) is that a style is a collection of techniques

Guitar technique

Main Category: Category:Guitar performance techniques

Fretting hand technique

Bridge (Right) hand techniques

See also the following from List of musical terminology: sul porticello (plucking/strumming near the bridge), sul tasto (plucking/strumming above the fingerboard)

Strumming
Flat picking (single picking, plectrum picking)
Finger picking (multiple picking)
Percussive techniques

Head (Left) hand techniques

Legato techniques
Harmonic techniques
  • Artificial Harmonics
  • Pinch Harmonic
  • Tap Harmonic
  • Pick Harmonic

Extended techniques

History of guitars

Guitar makers

Guitar music

Guitar community

Guitar magazines, web-sites and other media

Guitar festivals

Significant guitarists

Guitar methodologies

Slang and other terms

  • Axe - A Guitar
  • Fret buzz
  • Guitar battle or guitar duel
  • Guitar face
  • Guitar hero
  • Guitar legend
  • Jam (music) - Playing with other people

See also

References

External links


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