#1
Google, wikipedia, searchbar turned up nothing.

Does anyone know of specific examples of the earliest guitar songs, or songs in general? Preferably instrumental.
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The sun has gone down and the moon has come up,
And long ago somebody left with the cup,
But he's driving and striving and hugging the turns...
#2
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and Old McDonald had a farm.
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Probably not recorded anywhere...

I figured maybe it was passed down and sort of evolved into a song we would have heard...
The arena is empty except for one man,
Still driving and striving as fast as he can.
The sun has gone down and the moon has come up,
And long ago somebody left with the cup,
But he's driving and striving and hugging the turns...
#6
I'm sure you could turn up some Rennaissance lute music.
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#7
Early songs where like Gregorian chants and things. But most of them we don't have because of the lack or sheet music/recording
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in ancient greeks they played songs
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Earliest proof we have of music is Gregorian chant.
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Well Classical guitar has been around for a long time. Guitar has a lot of history behind it, u can probably go back at least 3,000 years. I would think the first songs on the guitar were ether from asia with the Se, or something like that
#12
This thread made me think-what was the first song ever recorded?
whatthefedit: And I don't mean recorded as in, we have a record that proves it exists, I mean something you can actually hear.
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Well Classical guitar has been around for a long time. Guitar has a lot of history behind it, u can probably go back at least 3,000 years. I would think the first songs on the guitar were ether from asia with the Se, or something like that

well wasn't it the Spanish who initially came up with the idea of the acoustic guitar more or less as we see them today?
#14
The buddist throat chant thingy sounds amazing. The throat is an instrument......
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Well Classical guitar has been around for a long time. Guitar has a lot of history behind it, u can probably go back at least 3,000 years. I would think the first songs on the guitar were ether from asia with the Se, or something like that


That post is balls in my face. Classical guitar has been around since the classical era.
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#16
First recorded - Mary Had a Little Lamb
First with any proof - various Greek pieces (why do you think the modes are all Greek names?)
First hypothesized - Cro-Magnon flute and drum music, using pentatonic scales and (probably) simple rhythms.
First guitar - the earliest we have proof of is Luis Milan's El Maestro, a guide for how to play vihuela de mano (an Italian predecessor of guitar). But it's presumed that earlier pieces exist.

Edit: The classical guitar did not exist in the classical era. The Classical Era refers to a period in Greece, Rome, and the rest of the Eastern Mediterranean, which, depending your definition can include any part of the period from the 7th Century BC to the 5th Century AD. The vihuela de mano, the first instrument closely resembling a guitar in shape, playing style, and construction, was first used in the Renaissance period, about a thousand years later.
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well wasn't it the Spanish who initially came up with the idea of the acoustic guitar more or less as we see them today?


Kind of, the spanish guitar is a modification of the lute, introduced to Spain by the Moors, wich came from Eastern Asia, and Northern Africa

I think.
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#18
Here is the problem, the guitar as we know it is not what everyone used way back when. If we are talking strictly about the guitar as we know it today, then we can probably go back about 400-500 years. If we are talking about guitars as a family of instruments then we go back very far. Again, instruments like the Se or the Guqin have been around for thousands of years.
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Soulja Boy invented music. Fact.
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#21
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#22
I find this very fascinating, even more so because it was found in my country: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divje_Babe

Its hollowed out piece of bone with holes on top, closely resembling a flute. It was suposedly made by Neanderthals, 45.000 years ago. There is some dispute if the artifact is in fact a musical instrument, but i belive that if you read trough the text, that there are more than enough evidence to suggest that it is. If it is an actual flute, that would make it the oldest instrument found on earth, and would date music back at least 45.000 years.
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