The modern guitar has its ancestry in the chordophone - a stringed musical instrument, in use since the 12th Century. Perhaps the most important recent development of the guitar came in 1931, with the invention of the Electric Guitar. Electric guitars convert the vibration of strings into electric impulses, capable of amplification, and were first used by Jazz musicians, wishing to make their playing heard during big-band ensembles. In the 1950’s and 1960’s the electric guitar became the most important instrument in pop music, while in the 1960’s and 1970’s, Heavy Metal music took the sound of the guitar to a new level, as musicians began to employ techniques such as high volume, distortion and guitar solos.
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