When you’re just starting out there is so much to learn. But one of the things that trips up most new guitarists is the language around the guitar. Guitarists talk in weird slang and abbreviations, and it can be hard to understand what they’re talking about, let alone know how to pronounce it!
And even when you’ve been playing for a while, even experienced players can mispronounce things from time to time.
So I thought I’d compile a list of the most commonly mispronounced / misunderstood terms used in relation to guitars.
Now, I’m going to try not to go into too much detail here, otherwise this article will end up being longer than Tolstoy’s War and Peace! Instead, I’ll try and keep it brief, and if you want more detailed explanations then click on the links for more information. OK? Let’s get started…
Many guitarists have asked me how I got into the Spanish guitar. I began playing the guitar at age 13. My first guitar was a classical one that my parents bought for me. A few years later, I bought my first electric guitar: a Gibson Les Paul Custom. That was when I first heard about Spanish guitars.
My first thought about Spanish guitars was that they were too expensive for me. But then I saw one in a music store and it looked quite simple and easy to play. So I decided to give it a try. The first time I played it, I felt like a fool because the strings were not tuned properly and my fingers didn’t move smoothly on the frets.
After several weeks of playing, I started to learn some chords and scales, but still couldn’t really see what all the fuss was about with this instrument. One day, though, I went to a concert by Paco de Lucía, one of the greatest flamenco guitarists in history, and suddenly everything became clear! When he played his solo part in “La Bamba” (a traditional Mexican song), I almost couldn’t breathe!
That’s when I knew that this is what I wanted to do with my life: play classical music on a Spanish guitar
I just recently had a very interesting question from a student in one of my guitar classes. He had seen the term “spanish guitar” and wondered what it meant. Actually, it’s an easy term to understand if you know about the two main types of guitars that are called classical guitar and flamenco guitar.
The classical guitar is the first type of spanish guitar to be discussed here. It has nylon strings, which are warm and mellow sounding, and a big body that gives it more volume than most other types of guitars. The classical guitar can be played in a wide variety of musical styles including jazz and classical music. It is also used as an acoustic instrument by many musicians who use electric or acoustic-electric instruments for their performances.
The flamenco guitar is the second type of spanish guitar to be discussed here. It has metal strings, which have a brighter sound than nylon strings, and a smaller body that gives it less volume than most other types of guitars. The flamenco guitar can be played in a wide variety of musical styles including jazz and classical music. It is also used as an electric instrument by many musicians who use acoustic or acoustic-electric instruments for their performances.
I hope this helped you understand what “spanish
Here are a few Spanish terms that you might find useful in your guitar playing, and especially in your reading of Spanish classical guitar music.
Be sure to check out the handy pronunciation guide below the list (and remember that “c”s in Spanish words can often be pronounced like an English “s” or “k”, depending on how the word is spelled).
Also, keep in mind that these are just a few of the many different terms you’ll come across, and that there are many, many more that I’ve left out. Be sure to study up on all of them as needed.
For example, if you ever see a term such as “prestissimo” in the music you’re playing, it means that the piece should be played very fast-usually faster than any other tempo marking. If you don’t know what this means, take some time to look it up somewhere else.
And finally, all of these words are from the English language, so don’t worry about using them if you see them in print; they’re all perfectly fine:
amplificador – amplifier
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It’s generally easier to learn the guitar rather than an electric guitar because most of the chords are played in a similar position and you can use your fingers to play whichever chord.
The difference between an acoustic guitar and an electric guitar is that you have to play the acoustic guitar with your fingers while with an electric guitar you have to play it with your hands.
There are different types of guitars like the classical guitar which is played by plucking the strings on the neck of the guitar while the bass guitar is played by strumming the strings on the body of the instrument.
The acoustic guitar has six strings and a hole in its body so that it can be played with both hands while electric guitars have four or five strings and no holes.
The difference between playing an acoustic guitar and playing an electric one is that you have to use your fingers when playing with an acoustic one but not for an electric one because there are no holes in its body.
There are many different types of guitars used in music today. Many people have recognized the sounds produced by a Spanish guitar. This type of guitar is often used in flamenco music and classical music. The prior is a style of dance and song of Andalusia. This style of guitar that is used is known as the Spanish guitar.
The Spanish guitar was from Spain, as the name suggested, but it was made popular because of the French and Italian musicians who used it during the 18th century. One of the most famous players using this type of guitar was the Italian composer, Ferdinando Carulli who wrote many books about his instrument.
The different techniques that he used for playing this type of guitar were later adopted by other players in their own styles and techniques. One thing that was common to all these players was their use of sheet music. Most of them had to play by reading a sheet music book which contained all the notes on how to play a specific piece.
During this time there were many composers who would not even allow themselves to be tied down by learning to read sheet music; they would just pick up any piece they heard and would instantly be able to play it on their instrument. Then, when they wanted to play another piece,