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Why is the guitar so popular?

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Asked by L. Gibson, Last updated: Dec 18, 2019

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M. Klose

M. Klose, Content Writer, Oakland

Answered Dec 21, 2018

I believe the guitar is so popular because of its versatility and convenience. Anyone can play almost all songs by using just a guitar. Some expert guitar players can even make this string instrument sing by itself with plucking and strumming the right chords.

Guitars are also available in different sizes so it is easy to bring one anywhere where you needed it. Usually, guitars have pegs on the bottom part of the body where you can easily attach a strap to hang it on your shoulder.

The sound a guitar also produces soothing or lively sounds so it is perfect for any occasion making it a very versatile musical instrument. It is also easy to learn, newbies just need to have patience in practicing and they can play it beautifully in no time.

 

M. Kennedy

M. Kennedy, Web Content Writer, Denver

Answered Jul 18, 2018

The guitar is very versatile. It is used in genres ranging from everything from rock to jazz. A wide range of tone can be achieved on the guitar. Guitars are the most accessible instrument, and it is cost-effective. It is affordable to learn how to play. It also perpetuates an image in the sense that so many great guitarists who have had an impact in music are known for their abilities on the guitar.

These include Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Jimmy Page, and Slash from Guns N Roses. These musicians developed techniques on the guitar that completely changed the climate of music, and how we view the guitar.

 

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