History of the guitar
The ancestor of the guitar would have been found in the old Middle East (in Babylon).
In Egypt and in Rome, instruments had characteristics approaching the guitar.
Guitarra Morisca was brought by Maures at the time of their conquest of Spain.
However, it is believed that Guitarra Latina is that which, undoubtedly, evolved to the modern guitar. With the Middle Ages, guitars with three, four and five cords coexisted.
At the 15th century, the guitar with four double cords was widespread.
At the 16th century, on the other hand, it was supplanted by the guitar with five double cords.
At the 16th century, one notices the vihuela time of Shine Milan, the Rizzio guitar in France, will guitarra it battente of Italy, the specimens still exist.
The type-setters for these instruments wrote especially in fingering chart. Italy was the center of the world of the guitar of the 17th century.
In France, the guitar was the instrument of the nobility while the Spanish school of the guitar did not start to open out before the end of the 18th century.
The Italian type-setters wrote a great number of works and, like their interpreters and manufacturers of guitar, travelled much.
The addition of the sixth cord about the middle of the 18th century was the most significant factor in the evolution of the guitar.
During the 19th century, the changes under the social conditions and the improvement of the means of transport contributed to make known the guitar and made it possible to the interpreters to travel much.
The 19th century marked the apogee of the music of guitar in Spain.
A. Torres to the guitar its current base form gave. In the 20th century, revolutionary technological progress, the development of the mass media just as of the faster and effective means of transport are the factors responsible for the enormous popularity of the guitar.