Be a Star with your Guitar!

By: Derek Lloyd

A guitar has always been a sign associated with rock stars and seriously, who here doesn't want to be one? Maybe not literally a rock star because you might just be a lawyer or an engineer, but even the senior most counsels in her Majesty's chambers have their own passions and at least one of them is an air guitarist in his free time.

The point is that nothing says "cool" as much a guitar in your hand does, you might be a moronic boy who cannot spell the word moronic, but hold a guitar in your hand and women will swarm around you like bees do near honey. Now going beyond the "look" which a guitar creates let's talk about the ones you can use according to your taste or genre in music when you are actually playing one.

If you are the old school type who reminisces about the Renaissance like we do about Barbie dolls and GI Joe, then very obviously you have to buy the classic guitar, because you are quite an original and vintage yourself.

If you prefer the low deep strumming of the guitar strings and more likely to anchor the rhythm, harmonic framework and establishing the beat on which the song plays, often by emphasizing the roots of the chord progression, you should invest your time and money in a bass guitar, very Paul McCartney of you.

Then there are the anti-electric guitar people who prefer to transmit the vibration of the string to the air in order to produce a sound. You know I am talking about the soothing acoustic guitar which needs a soundboard and sound box to amplify the music strumming through the guitar. With your magic, the string vibrates and creates many harmonics at various frequencies which are produced depending on the string length, mass and tension in the fingers. The strings of the acoustic guitar cause the soundboard and sound box to vibrate which have their own reverberation at different frequencies. Some harmonics are more amplified than the others, affecting the tone produced by the instrument. Thus, buy that acoustic you were eyeing and look for a career in country music. If Taylor Swift can, why can't you?

If you are still reading this, obviously none of the aforementioned genres seem to be working for you and very obviously you are the picky little rock star who loves the centre stage. The electric guitar is the bad boy in the house of guitars; it uses a pickup to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical impulses with the principle of direct electromagnetic induction. This guitar produces an electric signal which can be altered using effects such as reverb and distortion.

The electric guitar apart, from becoming an important instrument in pop music, has been a major constituent in the process of developing rock and roll music. It is often used in two roles, as a rhythm guitar which provides the sequencing of the cord or the progression of the music and sets the beat and as a lead guitar which performs the melody lines and guitar solos. The guitarist may accompany the singer's lyrics and then perform a guitar solo in the middle of the song. These guitars mostly dominate in the heavy metal and hard rock genre of music. So you always knew you were Slash from Guns and Roses.

So there, pick one guitar and become a star. If you are too lazy to venture out to buy one yourself you can still order one sitting online. The websites share every detail about the strings, body, and head of the guitar and also guide you towards the kind of guitar which would be best suited for you. It's your choice which music idol you want to be or at least act like you want to be if nothing else.

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