Zirp
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Zirp asked in TravelItalyOther - Italy · 3 months ago

What is the italian musical term for playing a guitar and handling the strings with all five fingers instead of using a plectrum?

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  • 3 months ago

    The instrument itself is  actually  called a "Chitarra battente."

    Loosely translated means  a Beating Guitar.......The instrument is played without a plectrum, and the fingers achieve a wide range of effects through plucking, strumming, beating the strings or the sound board.

    As far as I know, the style is simply referred to as Fingerstyle, or Fingerpicking. 

  • John
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    3 months ago

    Apparently it's actually Spanish:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_guitar_tec...

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