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Guitar It is a term that derives from an Arabic word but whose most remote antecedent is found in the Greek language. It's about a string instrument It has a soundboard, a mast with frets and six strings that sound when torn with a pick or with your fingers.

It is possible to distinguish between classic guitar (also known as Spanish guitar ) and the electric guitar (In this case, the vibration of the strings is amplified through electronic equipment). Both of them instruments musicals they emit different types of sounds , so your choice usually depends on the style of music which is intended to interpret.

The shape, size and number of strings of the guitar have varied throughout the history to take the form of today. Today most of the guitars are made of fir wood, holy stick, pine, cedar, ebony or cypress. The guitar has a sounding board , a mast, a bridge, a fretboard, frets, six strings and a pegbox.

The strings They are named starting from the bottom of everything and are known according to ordinal numbers: first string , second string , third string , fourth string , fifth string and sixth string . The first string is the sharpest, while the sixth string is the most serious.

To play the guitar, the usual thing is that the sounding board on the lap, pointing the mast to the left. The left hand presses the strings against the fretboard, while the right hand is in charge of strumming or tapping.

Paco de Lucía

Throughout history there have been many guitarists who have become famous and have conquered the world with their music. One of them is Paco de Lucía , without a doubt one of the greatest Spanish guitarists; who has managed to take the music of his land to other regions.

He was born in Algeciras on December 21, 1947 in a humble and passionate class family of flamenco. There he began to walk his steps as a guitarist, until he became one of the undisputed masters of this instrument , receiving numerous awards among which was the National Flamenco Art Guitar Award and the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts; He is also an Honorary Doctor from the University of Cádiz since 2010.

Not only has interpreted fantastically works of Andalusian folklore , but he has also composed pieces with a clear stop of the music of his land but in which he has also managed to merge other styles, such as classical music, the jazz and the candombe.

He began playing with a few years of age, his father imposed the practice of many hours a day and when he was about 11 years had already made his first tour. It is worth mentioning that he is the brother of acquaintances artists flamingos Pepe de Lucía and Ramón de Algeciras ; with whom he worked for many years.

But surely one of the most distinguished couples who has been able to form Lucia was the one who armed with the singer Island Shrimp . Together they have managed to guide the steps of Andalusian music to what it is today. They began interpreting the music of their land in a pure and orthodox way to mestizar her, later, with other styles, giving it an absolutely renewed and authentic feature.

One of Lucia's greatest contributions to the music of her land was to internationalize it , getting her to every corner of the planet; through a virtuous touch and a personality and style unique. In addition, he was in charge of introduce the Peruvian cajón in flamenco , making this magnificent instrument known and giving Andalusian music an impressive complexity and rhythm. Among his most recognized works are "Between two waters", "The Barrosa", "La Viña neighborhood" and "Lucia's Guajiras".

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