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International Guitar Month

It's time to rock out and celebrate International Guitar Month! Tune up your skills, discover new music, and jam like never before.
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Get ready to rock and roll because April is International Guitar Month! This month-long celebration was first established in the late 1980s to recognize and honor one of the most popular and versatile musical instruments – the guitar. Whether you're a seasoned strummer or just starting to learn, this month is all about celebrating the power of music and the joy that playing the guitar brings. So dust off your favorite guitar, tune up those strings, and get ready to make some beautiful music!

History of International Guitar Month

International Guitar Month Dates

International Guitar Month Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1000 AD</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Early Guitar Ancestors</div><div class='timeline-text'>Guitars can be traced back to instruments like the Oud and the Lute which originated in ancient Persia and Greece.</div></div></div><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'>Modern Guitar Development</div><div class='timeline-text'>The six-string guitar, similar to those we see today, began to take shape in Spain in the early 1800s.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1931</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Electric Guitar</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Electric guitar was first patented by George Beauchamp and Adolph Rickenbacker, laying the foundation for future rock and roll music.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Golden Age of Guitars</div><div class='timeline-text'>Electric guitars started becoming a staple in various music genres, leading to the rise of famous guitar models like the Fender Stratocaster and Gibson Les Paul.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1987</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>International Guitar Month Establishment</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Guitar and Accessories Marketing Association (GAMA) and the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) establish April as International Guitar Month.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate International Guitar Month

<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'>Learn a new guitar chord every day</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Challenge yourself to learn a new guitar chord every day for the entire month. By the end, you'll have a whole new repertoire of chords to add to your playing.</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'>Attend a live concert or open mic night</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Support local musicians and celebrate International Guitar Month by attending a live concert or open mic night featuring guitar players. You may discover some new talent and get inspired to play yourself.</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'>Create a playlist of your favorite guitar songs</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Put together a playlist of your all-time favorite guitar songs and share it with friends and family. This is a great way to introduce others to the beauty and versatility of the guitar.</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'>Join a guitar jam session</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Find a local guitar jam session and join in on the fun. This is a great opportunity to meet other guitar enthusiasts and learn new techniques and styles.</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'>Host a guitar-themed party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends over for a guitar-themed potluck party. Encourage everyone to bring their guitars and have a jam session while enjoying some delicious food and drinks.</p></div></div>

Why We Love International Guitar Month

<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 celebration of music</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Guitar Month is not just for guitarists - it's a celebration of all types of music. Whether you play the guitar or just appreciate its beautiful sound, this month is dedicated to honoring the instrument and everything it represents in the world of music.</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 brings people together</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Playing the guitar is often a social activity - whether it's jamming with friends or performing on stage with a band. Guitar Month provides an opportunity for people from all walks of life to come together and share their mutual love for music through the universal language of guitar playing.</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 encourages creativity</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Learning and playing the guitar allows individuals to tap into their creative side. Whether it's writing your own songs or just experimenting with different chords and melodies, Guitar Month inspires people to express themselves through music and find joy in the process.</p></div></div>

5 Unplugged Facts for International Guitar Month

<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'>There are Over 2000 Guitar Chords</h3><p class='facts-content'>There is no end to the possibilities of melodies and rhythms one can produce on a guitar - the instrument boasts over 2000 chords.</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 Longest Played Guitar Record</h3><p class='facts-content'>Philippines' Fecto de Leon beat everyone by playing the guitar for a record 114 hours, 6 minutes, and 30 seconds in 2001.</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'>The World's Largest Guitar</h3><p class='facts-content'>The world record for the largest playable guitar is held by the Academy of Science and Technology in Texas. The guitar is 43.5 feet long and 16 feet wide!</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'>First Guitar was from Spain</h3><p class='facts-content'>Though it has ancient roots, the modern guitar as we know it today originated from Spain in the 19th century.</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'>Guitars are Made from Various Types of Wood</h3><p class='facts-content'>The type of wood used in making a guitar impacts its sound. From mahogany to rosewood, maple, and spruce - each wood lends a unique tone and resonance.</p></div></div>

International Guitar Month FAQs

When is International Guitar Month?

International Guitar Month is celebrated on April 1 every year. In 2024 International Guitar Month will occur on a Monday.

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