The guitar is ancient... it dates back to the dawn of mans entrance in time on Earth. It's very specific tuning of the notes that appear across it's six strings at any fret has been unearthed in artifacts discovered dating back 70,000 years, and most likely to be even further, as archaeologists dig deeper into the origin of sound and music.
In the Age Of Guitar Series... here displayed, are a few of the more recent images... and by recent you can see clearly that does not mean from yesterday. The most ancient of guitar images and their ancestors are yet to be found... and perhaps they will soon, but as time has it, often many representations and actual physical objects are eaten away by thousands of years of decay and may be lost forever.
The music in this video is a short clip from my recording "Ancestors", a guitar solo with background effects. The recording is available in it's full length on iTunes and over 200 music sites Worldwide... as a single download... or as a streaming audio on Spotify and similar providers of music around the globe.
Here is my own music store site link...
with sample clips of some of my recordings in the general market, many others are either in select markets elsewhere in the world, in commercials or films... or no longer available...
Thanks... Craig Smith Guitarist
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First as seen in ancient cave paintings dating back tens of thousands of years man appeared to have created the hunting bow. However in more recent studies it is believed this small bow was perhaps not used for hunting at all... but for producing sounds... and the beginning of music. From here, many years beyond additional strings were added and the harp was born... and it wasn't much longer that it was realized by stretching out the bow section of early harp the strings could lay flat on a neck... even with frets, and The Guitar Came To Be. This was thousands of years ago, and then somewhere only hundreds of years back the frets were removed and the basic violin family emerged. Incidentally, the piano was not creaqted until 1727 or so.