History of the Guitar

History of the Guitar
History of the Guitar - DMDL Thematic Unit

Professional guitarists Andrew Pratt and Dan Effland will facilitate a discussion and demonstration of one of the world’s most popular instruments, the Guitar.  Participants will see and hear multiple sounds made by various guitars, such as the electric guitar, the steel string acoustic guitar, the nylon string guitar, the banjo and more.  Presenters will cover a brief history of the guitar and discuss how it’s used in different musical styles around the world.  Audience participation will include clapping basic rhythms, some guitar playing by volunteers and Q&A.