Guitar And Lessons
Why the guitar is so important to music
The music industry is constantly evolving. Changes in the audience’s taste and musicians’ desires to experiment and grow have forced the musical world to modernize and create new instruments to meet demands. However, one thing has remained constant in this world of ever-changing music and techniques. That is the guitar, the most popular instrument in the world.
Guitars are the nucleus of the music industry. It’s impossible to dispute the pride of place it has in many musical genres, from folk to heavy metal. Despite all the new instruments crowding the market, the guitar is still the most played instrument in the world. It continues to be a favorite for young people who want to start playing.
There are so many reasons why the guitar is so popular but here a few of the most important reasons.
In a traditional orchestra every instrument plays a part in creating a beautiful symphony. The trumpets add energy, the clarinets add mood, and the flutes fill out the sound. While all these instruments are amazing and beautiful, it’s rare that you hear music with just one of these instruments. Guitars are different because they can make melodies when you pluck one or two notes at the same time.
Guitars can even create harmonies with itself because of its six strings. Harmony is the basis of creating complex and interesting melodies. Besides melodic capability, if you strum or pick with the guitar you can create distinct sounds which, if combined, can make a rhythm. This is the reason why the guitar is popular to many bands.
Great for song writing
When you’re trying to come up with a chord progression it’s hard to do if you’re playing an instrument that can’t play chords. Guitar and piano are some of the best instruments for creating songs because they can play multiple notes at the same time. Chord progressions are fundamental to making a song, as the song structure is what adds variety and interest to the song.
You can find a used electric guitar or acoustic guitar that is decent quality for under $150 that would be suitable for a beginner. The guitar isn’t the cheapest instrument you can buy but it’s not terribly expensive for such a powerful instrument. Good luck finding a good quality piano for that price.
While it’s true that the guitar is still one of the most popular instruments it is also true that guitar sales have been declining over the years. It may be in part to the popularity of electronic music as much of pop music uses electronic music these days. But will it disappear? That is a resounding NO! The guitar is the foundation and backbone for much of the music we listen to today. You can’t listen to the most incredible music in history without hearing the guitar and you certainly can’t go forward without it.