The guitar is a fretted musical instrument that usually has six strings. It is typically played with both hands by strumming or plucking the strings with either a guitar pick or the fingers/fingernails of one hand, while simultaneously fretting (pressing the strings against the frets) with the fingers of the other hand. The sound of the vibrating strings is projected either acoustically, by means of the hollow chamber of the guitar (for an acoustic guitar), or through an electrical amplifier and a speaker.
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 (Spanish guitar/nylon-string guitar), the steel-string acoustic guitar and the archtop guitar, which is sometimes called a "jazz guitar". The tone of an acoustic guitar is produced by the strings' vibration, amplified by the hollow 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 where each string is plucked individually by the player's fingers, as opposed to being strummed. The term "finger-picking" can also refer to a specific tradition of folk, blues, bluegrass, and country guitar playing in the United States. The acoustic bass guitar is a low-pitched instrument that is one octave below a regular guitar.
Ruelson Bello has been part of our studio guitar faculty since 2015. He is experienced in training students of all ages to advance their musical skills in the classical and pop genres.Read more
Zaren Malitig has been part of our Applied Music Program faculty since 2014. He has been diligently training his students, ranging from kids to teens, into becoming skilled musicians.Read more
Mark Stephen Luna is one of our pioneer guitar faculty and has been with us since our humble beginnings in 2012. He has since taught numerous students of our Applied Music Program, many of which are now actively performing.Read more
Joshua Royeca was the very first bass teacher of our guitar faculty and has been with us since July 2020. He is a double bass player of the University of the Philippines Symphony Orchestra and the bassist of the wedding band 3rd Avenue.Read more
Teacher Fred performed in guitar masterclasses under various Filipino and foreign guitarists such as Roberto Poronni, Francisco Bernier, Judicael Perroy and Dr. Angelo Favis.Read more
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