sábado, 6 de agosto de 2011

Happy Birthday Nicholas


TO MY DEAR GRANDSON NICHOLAS, 11 YEARS OLD TODAY:
this article has been written with help of wikipedia.Thanks to wikipedia. 

Congratulations dear Nicholas Jason  

Happy birthday to you,
happy birthday to you,
happy birthday dear Nicholas
happy birthday to you

Let's sing this with a guitar, because you are learning to play the guitar.

What is a guitar? You know, but... read carefully, one day the teacher
will ask you to write down, to describe a guitar. Here it is:

Answer: The guitar is a plucked string instrument, usually played with fingers or a pick. The guitar consists of a body with a rigid neck to which the strings, generally six in number, are attached.     

Guitars are "traditionally" constructed of what?

Answer:  Various woods and strung with animal gut or, more recently, with either nylon or steel strings. Some modern guitars are made of polycarbonate materials. Guitars are made and repaired by luthiers.

How many types of guitars you know? The answer will be: acoustic and electric.



Acoustic guitars (and similar instruments) with hollow bodies have been in use for over a thousand years. There are three main types of modern acoustic guitar:
1.the classical guitar (nylon-string guitar),
2.the steel-string acoustic guitar,
3.and the archtop guitar.
The tone of an acoustic guitar is produced by the vibration of the strings, which is amplified by the body of the guitar.

Electric guitars, introduced in the 1930s, rely on an amplifier that can electronically manipulate tone. Early amplified guitars employed a hollow body, but a solid body was found more suitable. Electric guitars have had a continuing profound influence on popular culture. Guitars are recognized as a primary instrument in genres such as blues, bluegrass, country, flamenco, jazz, jota, mariachi, metal, reggae, rock, soul, and many forms of pop.
Keep in mind, if you like to play, you should practice.
But, before that, should always be your SCHOOL.

By the way, congratulations. Your certificate made our family  very proud of your achievement. Carry on. 


To Nicholas Jason - Coordinated by your vovó Celeste with much love. A big kiss from vovô e vovó. 
Portugal 7-08-2011





















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