INTERNATIONAL GUITAR MONTH
International Guitar Month in April inspires the world to strum and pick their way through chords to sweet serenity. This beautiful stringed instrument dates back to 15th century Spain and has contributed to music history ever since.
Five centuries later, humans electrified the guitar bringing a whole new sound to the stage. In between, musicians of every kind found inspiration and a creative outlet in the guitar.
Guitar players have contributed to many kinds of music including:
Whether you play guitar or your talent is in listening, the month is wide open to ways to celebrate. Guitars bring joy whether we play them or listen to the music they produce.
HOW TO OBSERVE #InternationalGuitarMonth
- Dust off the Fender and get in tune. See if those old calluses remember how to play.
- Vinyl is back. Visit the local music shop and find your favorite guitar solo.
- No matter what your guitar style is, classical, electric, steel, acoustic, and bass, stop by the local guitar shop. You know you want to.
- Get a custom guitar tattoo.
- Write a new song.
- Go to a concert.
- Schedule your OWN concert.
- Explore the history of other musical instruments. Read 5 Tuneful Origins of Celebrated Musical Instruments.
- Use #InternationalGuitarMonth to share on social media.
INTERNATIONAL GUITAR MONTH HISTORY
In 1987, GAMA and NAMM founded International Guitar Day to promote retail guitar sales and stores around the world.