The ten string guitar

The ten-string guitar is a laboratory of sounds and colors refracted by the instrument's unusual acoustical qualities.

Such guitar has its ten strings mounted on the fingerboard, which allows the sound to increase remerkably due to the duplication of sounds and the harmonics generated by the four additional strings.

 

The width draws the finguers closer to the fingerboard making the arch lower, facilitating speed.

The advantage is that the works originally written for lute or ancient guitar can be performed without any previous trancription. 

 

As regards the contemporary music field, this guitar offers a great number of possibilities, since it counts with a winder range of sounds and technical resources.

 

I don't feel, however, that there should be any rules about starting with a ten-string guitar or waiting for the more years.

 

 

  

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