|This category of Classical Guitar music contains original contemporary compositions as well as compositions dating back as far as the Renaissance period.
The classical guitar has a long history and has evolved through many shapes and forms, and the Modern Classical Guitar is today what most people identify as the classical guitar. Classical guitars are though divided into two categories; those meant for Classical music and those meant for Flamenco music. While both use nylon strings (though different types of nylon strings) both have different construction and generally have different string tensions and actions. Classical guitars are played not with plectrums but by the nails of one's right hand (if you play the guitar right handed that is) using the rest stroke and free-stroke techniques. Typical tunings for the Classical guitar is the same as for electric and steel string guitars, E A D G B E.
Classical guitar really began its life in the Baroque period with composers and guitarists such as Antoine Carré, Giovanni Battista Granata, Francisco Guerau, Girolamo Montesardo, Alonso Mudarra, Santiago de Murcia, Gaspar Sanz and Robert de Visée. Some pieces from several of these composer / guitarists are featured in our royalty free music catalogue. The nineteenth century saw important developments in Classical guitar, Flamenco in particular with guitarists such as Dionisio Aguado and Francisco Tárrega and of course in the twentieth guitarists such as Andrés Segovia, John Williams, Julian Bream became household names as performing guitarists.
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