The history of the guitar generally goes back to two instruments, the oud and the lute, which predate written history.
Many say that a man known as Lamech, who was Noah’s grandfather and the sixth grandson of Adam and Eve, designed the Arab precursor to the guitar. Lamech was apparently inspired to design the shape of the instrument, known as an oud, after hanging the body of his dead son from a tree. The Moors brought the oud with them when they invaded Southern Spain in 711 AD.
With its unique voice and rich timbre, the acoustic guitar in the hands of a creative mind has unlimited possibilities.
The acoustic guitar is one of the most versatile stringed instruments: a far cry from the electric guitar, where in order to hear it properly, or to perform in front of an audience, you need it to be plugged into an amplifier or a PA system. The acoustic requires no such output source. You can play it anywhere and any time. It is also easy to carry around and travel with, and takes up minimal space.
The process of learning a new skill often reaps astonishing benefits, and learning the guitar is no different. Besides the benefit of now being able to play an instrument, you’d be surprised at the number of physical and psychological benefits that can be attributed to learning the guitar.
Here’s why we love playing the guitar:
- Its a great way to release emotions
- It creates human connections
- It stimulates the brain
Here’s an easy step by step beginner guide to help you on your way, have a watch!