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Get Out Your Guitar Day

Unleash your inner rockstar and jam out on Get Out Your Guitar Day. Whether you're a pro or just starting, it's time to make some sweet music!
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February 11
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Introduction

Get ready to rock and roll on February 11 for Get Out Your Guitar Day! This fun holiday celebrates the beloved stringed instrument that has been a staple in music for centuries. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just learning how to strum a few chords, this is the perfect day to show off your skills and jam out with friends. Did you know that the modern guitar can be traced back to ancient civilizations like the Babylonians and Egyptians? So grab your guitar and get ready to make some beautiful music on this special day!

History of Get Out Your Guitar Day

Get Out Your Guitar Day Dates

Get Out Your Guitar Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Birth of the Modern Guitar</div><div class='timeline-text'>The modern six-stringed Guitar was fully developed in the 19th century, likely in Spain, establishing the instrument's current dominant design.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Electric Guitar Revolution</div><div class='timeline-text'>The invention and proliferation of electric guitars revolutionized music, leading to the rise of rock and roll music.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1960s-70s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Golden Age of Guitar Music</div><div class='timeline-text'>The popularity of the guitar reaches its peak as rock music dominates the global music scene.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2001</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Get Out Your Guitar Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The inaugural Get Out Your Guitar Day is celebrated to encourage guitarists to play and share their love for the instrument.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>Present</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Continued Celebration</div><div class='timeline-text'>People around the world continue to celebrate Get Out Your Guitar Day, using it as an opportunity to appreciate and play their guitars.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Get Out Your Guitar Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a guitar jam session</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your musically-inclined friends over for a guitar jam session! Everyone can bring their guitars and take turns playing different songs or improvising together.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Learn a new song on the guitar</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Challenge yourself to learn a new song on the guitar on Get Out Your Guitar Day. You can find tutorials and chords online, or ask a friend to teach you a song they know.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a local open mic night</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Support your local music scene by attending an open mic night and performing a song on your guitar. This is a great way to share your love for guitar with others and discover new talent.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a guitar-themed party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Throw a guitar-themed party with decorations, games, and food all centered around the instrument. You can even have a "guitar karaoke" session where guests can perform their favorite songs on a toy guitar.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Take a guitar lesson</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>What better way to celebrate Get Out Your Guitar Day than by improving your skills? Sign up for a guitar lesson with a professional teacher or attend a workshop to learn new techniques and tips.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Get Out Your Guitar Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a chance to share your love of music with others</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Get Out Your Guitar Day is the perfect opportunity to gather with friends and family, or even strangers, and jam out together. It's a great way to connect over a shared love of music and learn from each other's skills.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It can provide stress relief</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Playing guitar is not only fun, but it can also be a great outlet for stress and anxiety. Get Out Your Guitar Day encourages you to take some time for yourself and get lost in the music - whether it's strumming along to your favorite songs or writing your own compositions.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a reminder to practice and improve your skills</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>If you have been neglecting your guitar playing, Get Out Your Guitar Day is the perfect reminder to pick up your instrument and start practicing again. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced player, there is always room for improvement - so why not use this holiday as motivation to continue honing your skills?</p></div></div>

5 Interesting Facts About Guitars

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Guitars Have Ancient Origins</h3><p class='facts-content'>The guitar can be traced back over 4000 years to ancient Egypt, where similar string instruments were played.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The World's Largest Guitar Measures Over 43 Feet</h3><p class='facts-content'>The world's largest playable guitar, according to the Guinness World Records, is 43 feet 7.5 inches long and was based on a 1967 Gibson Flying V.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Acoustic and Electric Guitars Tune Differently</h3><p class='facts-content'>Some chords that sound great on an acoustic guitar will not work as well on an electric guitar, and vice versa, due to their physical differences.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Guitar Strings Were Originally Made from Animal Gut</h3><p class='facts-content'>Up until the 20th century, most guitar strings were made from the gut of sheep or cows. Nylon and steel strings are now the most common types used.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Air Guitar Has Its Own Competitive Culture</h3><p class='facts-content'>Believe it or not, there's an annual International Air Guitar Competition where participants perform on an imaginary guitar. It was first held in Finland in 1996.</p></div></div>

Get Out Your Guitar Day FAQs

When is Get Out Your Guitar Day?

Get Out Your Guitar Day is celebrated on February 11 every year. In 2024 Get Out Your Guitar Day will occur on a Sunday.

Get Out Your Guitar Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Feb 11

Saturday

2024

Feb 11

Sunday

2025

Feb 11

Tuesday

2026

Feb 11

Wednesday

2027

Feb 11

Thursday

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