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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a piano/guitar etc lesson
▪ I'd just started classical guitar lessons.
air guitar
bass guitar
piano/orchestral/organ/guitar etc accompaniment
▪ He plays folk music with guitar accompaniment.
steel guitar
▪ Buckingham used his Takamine for a lot of the acoustic parts, but various electrics and other acoustic guitars were also employed.
▪ Just an acoustic guitar and a backdrop of the sun shining.
▪ National made these instruments specifically to be the loudest acoustic guitars in existence - and they succeeded.
▪ I did the acoustic hillbilly guitar on it - you can really hear the guitar at the end.
▪ At a photo-session violinist Nigel Kennedy would initially only pose with a one-stringed acoustic guitar.
▪ Regarding a transducer pickup for your acoustic guitar, Washburn will happily suggest the correct model to fit the D70.
▪ In this case just swapping between bass and guitar is no problem.
▪ Gregory's bass guitar was out of tune because of a wayward string and none of the group had guitar tuners.
▪ Hard knee is great for bass guitar, when it's actually okay for the compression to be heard.
▪ Durham born Gregory had only been playing the bass guitar for a few weeks when he joined.
▪ Then there's Phil - bass guitar.
▪ So, impressed by him, I got myself a bass guitar.
▪ He played classical guitar, and our music class was one of the most enjoyable hours for me.
▪ He won his first formal competition, in Classical / flamenco guitar, when he was 10.
▪ Today, it's difficult to imagine how electric guitars were received in an environment where rock'n'roll did not exist.
▪ At Motown, electric guitars, sometimes as many as four, were locked in intricate patterns.
▪ He basically composes music for electric guitars, and he does some wild things.
▪ Are you addicted to the thrashing of electric guitars?
▪ I tried without success to imagine an electric guitar being learnt in this house.
▪ Flightcase for electric guitar, £25.
▪ I would argue that virtually every successful electric guitar since 1958 has owed something to one or more of the above-mentioned instruments.
▪ I fought my way through the crowd and there's these kids playing electric guitars through this tiny amp.
▪ What is really great about this guitar is that it is such an uncomplicated affair.
▪ Eric Clapton, Greg Allman and many other great guitar players were big fans of his.
▪ It's a great guitar and I love the way it sounds and the way it plays.
▪ Flanked by the great guitars of the ears, his hair lay thin over the orange-peel scalp, in white worms.
▪ So just where does Bernard stand on the great guitar solo debate?
▪ Hard knee is great for bass guitar, when it's actually okay for the compression to be heard.
▪ It's a great guitar that deserves to scale considerable heights.
▪ Ride do not seem to have developed very much since then, just quietly maturing into a dependable guitar band.
▪ The average guitar band is achingly banal in comparison.
▪ There's a double cutaway arrangement and it's a very different body shape from any jazz guitar that I've seen.
▪ If you think of all jazz guitar music as boring bebop stuff, think again.
▪ Gibson have also announced some new instruments, including the first Gibson basses ever modelled on the ES-175 jazz guitar body.
▪ Fender left-handed Jazz guitar with case, £275.
▪ Gibson L-50 jazz guitar, 1936, all original with original case, £575 ono.
▪ What I like about jazz guitar is that it's so true.
▪ And he's a great musician - lead guitar.
▪ Digital keyboards are added to the usual lead guitar, bass, drums and high-pitched vocals.
▪ Other members are: Phil Jennings, lead guitar.
▪ I love you l love you while the lead guitar giggles and the drummer's tongue lies wetly in his opened mouth.
▪ Where the confusion seems to stem from is the fact that guitar music sounds an octave lower than concert pitch.
▪ If you think of all jazz guitar music as boring bebop stuff, think again.
▪ You know, when the Beatles started there was a record company guy who said electric guitar music was finished.
▪ Eric Clapton, Greg Allman and many other great guitar players were big fans of his.
▪ The guitar player strummed along respectfully.
▪ For me, as a guitar player, the first thing I did was plug my guitar in!
▪ I realised I wanted another guitar player.
▪ She would be satisfied with her fantasy man, Miguel the guitar player.
▪ Maybe they're songwriters - they don't really care about really good guitar players.
▪ I'd like to be a rhythm guitar player in a band!
▪ I'd like to be a rhythm guitar player in a band!
▪ Then a nervously repetitious rhythm guitar pattern is added, just before the drums kick in with a churning fatback pattern.
▪ Trouble is, I can't ever remember how to play the guitar solo!
▪ So just where does Bernard stand on the great guitar solo debate?
▪ No-one realises how f-in' hard it is to scream at the top of your lungs and concentrate on playing guitar solos.
▪ It is difficult to write down a Jimi Hendrix guitar solo and still harder to play it from such a notated version.
▪ This encourages improvisation, and enables the improviser to play at length and elaborately, as in the guitar solo by Eric Clapton.
▪ And the one thing that myself and my friends all absolutely hated was guitar solos!
▪ Black Sun Ensemble rely on the kind of guitar sound that floats almost too closely into jazz fusion territory.
▪ At the beginning, the guitar sound rises with a shimmer from silence.
▪ A touch of stereo chorus coupled with a fairly bright guitar sound should also help.
▪ Just what is an ideal guitar sound?
▪ I don't use as many effects as I used to; it's pretty much straight guitar sound with delay.
▪ They should get themselves a steel guitar.
▪ Herron rounded out the band with some fiddle and steel guitar.
▪ Cook, who tears up the steel guitar and trombone.
▪ In fact, such sounds may be picked up in their whiskers, resonating like guitar strings, rather than by their ears.
▪ Saconi tell me please to ask Big Sally bring a next set of guitar string.
▪ Complaints were of insufficient guitar strings, paints and brushes.
▪ I had nothing to do with the recording and creative side but I changed guitar strings and that kind of thing.
▪ Whatever else you do, please avoid musicianly prattle about your favourite brand of guitar strings.
▪ Their performances were shambolic with guitar strings snapping - as ever - and the timing fluctuating erratically.
▪ Some of them have people there just to change the guitar strings.
▪ However, most of the guitar work on the album is done with a Lowden, a really sweet-sounding guitar.
▪ His acoustic guitar work is considered the standard by which all other flamenco players are now measured.
▪ I don't buy guitars to put up in a cabinet on the wall.
▪ Did your brother buy his guitar?
▪ Miguel picked up his guitar from where it was lying on the sofa so that she could sit down.
▪ He can flick a football over his head with perfect control, pick up a guitar and find a tune.
▪ His hands were so cold he could hardly play the guitar.
▪ For starters, he plays piano, not guitar, and acoustic piano at that.
▪ And if you want to play then there are guitar classes too.
▪ The thing it became was an experimental format where Reynolds played guitar, tweaking and warping the sound using effects.
▪ His long hair was tied back in a scarf and he was playing guitar to a whistling song.
▪ Students could learn how to play folk guitar or sing and perform in opera.
▪ I don't, but I do use the soap to play air guitar in the shower.
▪ This product is not a real guitar and can not teach you how to play a real guitar.
▪ Sure was, he didn't have any interest personally in music until he was 20 when he started playing the guitar.
▪ Boyle's family moved to London when he was eight and he started on guitar at fifteen with private lessons.
▪ He played classical guitar, and our music class was one of the most enjoyable hours for me.
▪ It's very difficult to describe sounds, but the humbuckers fitted to this guitar exhibit real tone.
▪ It is a slow, stomping thing with grunting; the guitars hate us and the drums are thick and stupid.
▪ The album is an absolute feast of fully cranked guitar and catchy pop choruses.
▪ The thing it became was an experimental format where Reynolds played guitar, tweaking and warping the sound using effects.
▪ Then I saw a gaggle of youths arriving with guitar cases for a recording session, and I changed my mind.
▪ There are no frets or strings on the guitar neck, and thus nothing to do with your left hand.
▪ Yamaha's factory in Kaohsiung has been building guitars now for over twenty years ... Neville Martenflies East.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Guitar \Gui*tar"\, n. [F. guitare; cf. Pr., Sp., & Pg.guitarra, It. chitarra; all fr. Gr. ?; cf. L. cithara. Cf. Cittern, Gittern.] A stringed instrument of music resembling the lute or the violin, but larger, and having six strings, three of silk covered with silver wire, and three of catgut, -- played upon with the fingers.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1620s, ultimately from Greek kithara "cithara," a stringed musical instrument related to the lyre, perhaps from Persian sihtar (see sitar); the name reached English several times, including early 14c. giterne, from Old French, in reference to various stringed, guitar-like instruments; the modern word is directly from Spanish guitarra (14c.), which ultimately is from the Greek. The Arabic word is perhaps from Spanish or Greek, though often the relationship is said to be the reverse.


n. A stringed musical instrument, usually with fretted fingerboard and 6 strings, played with the fingers or a plectrum (guitar pick). vb. (context rare English) To play the guitar.


n. a stringed instrument usually having six strings; played by strumming or plucking


The guitar is a musical instrument classified as a string instrument with anywhere from 4 to 18 strings, usually having 6. The sound is projected either acoustically or through electrical amplification (for an acoustic guitar or an electric guitar, respectively). It is typically played by strumming or plucking the strings with the right hand while fretting (or pressing against the frets) the strings with the fingers of the left hand. The guitar is a type of chordophone, traditionally constructed from wood and strung with either gut, nylon or steel strings and distinguished from other chordophones by its construction and tuning. The modern guitar was preceded by the gittern, the vihuela, the four- course Renaissance guitar, and the five-course baroque guitar, all of which contributed to the development of the modern six-string instrument.

There are three main types of modern acoustic guitar: the classical guitar (nylon-string guitar), the steel-string acoustic guitar, and the archtop guitar. The tone of an acoustic guitar is produced by the strings' vibration, amplified by the body of the guitar, which acts as a resonating chamber. The classical guitar is often played as a solo instrument using a comprehensive finger-picking technique. The term "finger-picking" can also refer to a specific tradition of folk, blues, bluegrass, and country guitar playing in the United States.

Electric guitars, introduced in the 1930s, use an amplifier that can electronically manipulate and shape the tone. Early amplified guitars employed a hollow body, but a solid body was eventually found more suitable, as it was less prone to feedback. Electric guitars have had a continuing profound influence on popular culture.

The guitar is used in a wide variety of musical genres worldwide. It is recognized as a primary instrument in genres such as blues, bluegrass, country, flamenco, folk, jazz, jota, mariachi, metal, punk, reggae, rock, soul, and many forms of pop.

Guitar (Frank Zappa album)

Guitar is a 1988 album by Frank Zappa. It is the follow-up to 1981's Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar; like that album it features Zappa's guitar solos excerpted from live performances, recorded between 1979 and 1984. It garnered Zappa his sixth Grammy nomination for " Best Rock Instrumental Performance". This is Official Release #50.

Guitar (disambiguation)

A guitar is a fretted and stringed musical instrument.

An electric guitar is a guitar that uses electromagnetic induction to convert vibrations of its strings into electric signals.

Guitar(s) may also refer to:

  • Guitar (Frank Zappa album), 1988
  • Guitar (Sonny Sharrock album), 1986
  • Guitar (Peter Lang album), 2003
  • Guitar (Tony Rice album), 1970
  • Guitar (Ewan Dobson album), 2007
  • Guitars (Mike Oldfield album), 1999
  • Guitars (Aka Moon album), 2002
  • Guitars (McCoy Tyner album), 2008
  • "Guitar" (song), a song by Prince from his 2007 album Planet Earth
  • "Guitar", a song by Cake from their 1998 album Prolonging the Magic
  • "Guitar", a song by Jesus Jones from their 2004 album Culture Vulture
  • Guitar, a character in Song of Solomon, a 1977 novel by Toni Morrison
  • Guitar, a band from Edmonton, Alberta consisting of Renny Wilson
  • Guitar, a musical project of German musician Michael Luckner
Guitar (Peter Lang album)

Guitar is the title of a recording by American folk and blues guitarist Peter Lang, released in 2003. It was recorded entirely on 12-string guitar.

The title "Snaker Ray Has Come & Gone" refers to St. Paul, Minnesota musician Dave "Snaker" Ray of the folk-blues trio Koerner, Ray & Glover.

Guitar (Tony Rice album)

Guitar is the first album by American guitarist Tony Rice, released in 1973. At first, this album was issued by Red Clay Records, Japanese bluegrass album label, entitled "got me a martin guitar" in 1973.

Guitar (Ewan Dobson album)

Guitar, 2007, is the first independently released album by musician Ewan Dobson.

Guitar (song)

"Guitar" is the first single from Prince's 2007 album Planet Earth. This song was number 39 on Rolling Stones list of the 100 Best Songs of 2007.

The digital single was released in MP3 format through a partnership with Verizon Wireless, and O2. The music video for the song, featuring his current dancers "The Twinz" premiered on the Verizon website.

The song was released to radio stations on June 11, while the CD single format was released worldwide on July 9.

Although not as successful on the charts as many of his other songs, "Guitar" entered the Top 40 of the singles charts in four countries: Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, and Japan, where it peaked at number 10 on the singles chart.

Guitar (Sonny Sharrock album)

Guitar is a solo studio album by American jazz guitarist Sonny Sharrock. He recorded the album with producer Bill Laswell at RPM Sound Studios in New York City. As the project's sole instrumentalist, Sharrock performed and overdubbed his guitar improvisations onto other sections of a song he had recorded beforehand.

When Guitar was released in 1986 by Enemy Records, it received positive reviews from critics, who praised Sharrock's compositions, playing, and use of distortion. The album was named the eighth best record of 1986 by rock critic Robert Christgau, while jazz writer Ian Carr said it epitomized the electric guitar's range as an instrument.

Usage examples of "guitar".

The sidewalk was filled with anorectic individuals of ambiguous gender, hugging guitar cases as if they were life preservers, dragging deeply on cigarettes and regarding the passing traffic with spaced-out apprehension.

On the dawning light hung, trembling, the notes of a pastoral aubade somebody was picking out on a guitar.

She was about to give up in defeat, go downstairs and tell the police that Julia must have taken the head shots with her when she went to her audition, when she saw the large manila envelope peeking out from under the shaft of the guitar.

Watson n that wis barry cos wi baith played guitar n hud the same name eh.

Blues screw that might have driven a lesser Bluesman to shoot hisself, get shot, get hold of some bad liquor, or bust up his guitar and take a job down to the mill.

With its accumulation of bongos, drums, guitars and other instruments, it became one of the main hanging-out rooms in the house.

There were small round tables, low backless stools for jazz buffs to sit on with knees hunched, and a bossa nova trio consisting of guitar, bass, and drums.

Lee Prewitt had learned to play a guitar long before he ever learned to bugle or to box.

Anderson and Friday Clark stopped on their way out to ask him if he wanted to sit in when they got the guitars out, later on, Andy who was on guard bugler wearing the web pistol belt and long black holster with the lanyard from the butt up over his shoulder passing under the tucked in tie, and the bugle that he must never let out of sight while on guard hanging down his back.

Andy, who as company bugler had to go with the CP, would ride over every night with his guitar from the CP in the light truck that brought the lieutenant to inspect the posts.

But bugling meant nothing to them, except as a means to escape straight duty and to get more time to practise on guitars.

When he returned from his Charm excursion, Astor put off his guitar practice again while he contacted James Faucumberg to discuss bringing the ceilidh band down from Scotland to do some recording for Kiron Sounds.

The worthy Consul was smoking his chibouque, and his daughter, as she rose to greet their guest, let her guitar fall upon the turf.

Spitmobile guns right past us, Chugger yanks the wheel to the left, and the back end swings around to collide climactically against the front end of the Bronco, sending a precious shrapnel of bouncing snare drums, splintering guitars, squirming black cables, and jury-rigged electronics.

It resembles the flitting of some gipsy, or rather it reminds me of an engraving in a book of fables I owned in my childhood: the whole thing is exactly like the slender wardrobe and the long guitar which the cicala who had sung all the summer, carried upon her back when she knocked at the door of her neighbor the ant.