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History and/or Manufactures:
http://www.guyguitars.com/eng/handbook/BriefHistory.html
http://www.fender.com/history/
The websites that I chose for this section of the assignment are packed with this history of the
guitar and one of its most famous manufactures. The first website has a ton of general
information on the guitar such as its origin, ancestors, similar instruments, and the variety of
this instrument. The second website was based more on the history of the most memorable
guitar manufactures. This website was particularly helpful because not only did it show where
they came from but it also gave me an idea of what it took for them to make some of the best
guitars that are made today. Famous Performers:
http://kplu.org/post/road-fame-how-jimi-hendrix-rose-chitlin-circuit-become-icon
http://www.robertjohnsonbluesfoundation.org/biography
The websites that I chose for this section of the assignment are about Jimi Hendrix and Robert
Johnson. I chose these two artists because of the variety. Jimi is known for being a rock
guitarist while Robert is know for his blues. The first website that I chose is about how Jimi
Hendrix came to fame and the road he took getting there. It covers everything from his roots,
his life, and when his career took off. The second website about Robert Johnson was equally
as informative. I learned a lot about his past and the journey of his life. By doing this research
it was much clearer about how he got into this genre of music. Famous composers:
http://www.cgsmusic.net/Classical Guitar Sheet Music Dictionary/Classical G
uitarists and Composers.htm
http://plaza.ufl.edu/lhugs11/Project 2/Famous Composers.html
The websites that I chose for this section of the assignment are very similar in nature. There
wasn’t much information on composers of this time period so I choose a couple of websites
that covered a variety of artists from all different time periods. What I found…