Abr 25 2009, 15h10
Many instruments in different moments of the history have claimed the first position in terms of interest for part of the musicians and listeners. There was an era for lute in renaissance and baroque. So important that nowadays still the word Luthier is used for referring a person who make and repair strings such as violins or violas. After that period, another giant enter into the stages, namely the piano. Even Bach, which is known for his magnificent pieces in harpsichord and organ, in the early 1700's saw the first drafts of the modern piano, but he didn't like it at the beginning, it was not after certain modification made by the creator, that Bach finally accepted the instrument. Although, the piano is nowadays one of the most important instruments in the western world, lack of some key features that are expected for a musician like for example portability and price. But now, times are different, and in my opinion there is another queen of the instruments, which I think is the electric guitar. Since mid sixties, this instrument had shaped not only rock but an immense variety of styles. It can be seen in punk concerts and in churches as well. This instrument is very tied to the development of rock itself and the integration of rock with other styles like jazz or folk music from different parts of the globe. Not only a young Queen (no more than 100 years old), but also a powerful and versatile instrument, that can be carried anywhere without too much difficulty. Consider how many material there are in the Internet to play this instrument, million of TAB files, which contain a notation called tablature which is a special notation for playing guitar. Hundred of websites hold this information for people just with the interest of playing their loved songs or professional musicians trying to improve their skills in some way. I would like to belive that her kingdom will last for quite a few time yet.