When an electric guitarist wants to get a different tone or different sound, they plug into effects units like a flanger or chorus pedal.  For a classical guitarist, to change our sound, we plug into an orchestra!  Ok, that’s a joke, but not completely.  Andrés Segovia was a master at tone, and he said that inside the guitar there was an orchestra, but on a smaller scale.  So in a way, classical guitarists do tap into this mini-orchestra to develop their sound. To understand the dynamics of that sound, it serves us very well to look into what happens in, and goes on with an orchestra.  Also, we gain further insight into the music that we love and gain a deeper appreciation for the art of making music.  Enjoy!



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