Plucked String Instruments: Resonator Guitar

A resonator guitar is an acoustic guitar that produces sound by transmitting string vibrations across the bridge to one or more spinning metal cones, or resonators. This creates a unique ear-tingling sound. From design, they play quieter than standard acoustic...

Plucked String Instruments: Acoustic Bass Guitar

The acoustic bass guitar is an instrument from the guitar family tree. It’s also known as acoustic bass or by the initials ABG. Much like a steel-string acoustic guitar, it has a wooden hollow body, though it’s usually larger in size. The acoustic bass...

Plucked String Instruments: Bass Guitar (Part 2)

Amplification is an important aspect when it comes to bass guitar. This instrument requires an amplifier for the frequencies of the vibrating strings detected by the pick-up. The amplifier takes these signals and converts them into louder and sometimes distorted...

Plucked String Instruments: Acoustic Guitar

The acoustic guitar is an instrument of the plucked string instruments family. It differentiates from its close relative, the classical guitar, by the use of steel strings, among other characteristics. Back in the 19th century C. F. Martin and Co. emerged as a leading...

Plucked String Instruments: Bass Guitar (Part 1)

The bass guitar, also known as electric bass, or simply bass, is the lowest-pitched member of the guitar family. It’s a plucked stringed musical instrument similar in design and construction to an electric or acoustic guitar, but with a longer neck and a longer...

Bowed String Instruments: Double Bass

The violin family’s largest bowed string instrument is the double bass. It includes four (or less commonly five) strings tuned in 4ths. It sounds an octave lower than its smaller orchestral partner, the cello. The double bass is best known for its contribution...