Acoustic Guitar?

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Acoustic Guitar?

Postby oliv897 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:07 pm

Was the Acoustic Guitar around during the viking period?


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Re: Acoustic Guitar?

Postby sally » Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:49 pm

no. You have things like lyres/harps, but they are a long way from guitars at this point

here's a quick overview of what to expect in Viking music
http://www.regia.org/music.htm



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Re: Acoustic Guitar?

Postby Velund » Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:01 pm

Unlikely. The acoustic guitar in its modern understanding evolved through 13-16cc. in Spain.

Though it does not exclude existence of other string instruments at that time, there are some mentions of them in sagas, as far as I remember.
There are a couple of bands in Scandinavia who try to recreate the music of that period.


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Re: Acoustic Guitar?

Postby oliv897 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:26 pm

Ok thanks, I would have loved to take my guitar with me to Reenacting guess i will have to learn new instruments lol


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Re: Acoustic Guitar?

Postby chrisanson » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:14 pm

oliv897 wrote:Ok thanks, I would have loved to take my guitar with me to Reenacting guess i will have to learn new instruments lol



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Re: Acoustic Guitar?

Postby busy mole » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:56 am

It is by no means exhaustive but there is a history section
covering instruments on out site. May be of interest.


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