Internet Scavenger Hunt: Evolution of the Guitar

Internet Scavenger Hunt “Evolution of the Guitar”

John H Doan
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North Country School

TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:

Information Processing


Middle School


General Music


Computer,Internet,Web Browser,Printer


45 min Minutes

Prior Knowledge and Skills:

Recognize modern guitar appearance, beginner guitar skills

NAfME standard of 1994 Addressed:

NAfME standard of 1994: Listening to, analyzing and describing music.

NAfME 2014: Responding 

NAfME standard of 1994: Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
NAfME standard of 1994: Understanding Music in Relation to History and Culture

NAfME 2014: Connections


Computers with internet access,Worksheets


To understand how the guitar has evolved through history ,Internet research skills


: Internet scavenger hunt to explore the evolution of the guitar throughout history. A guided discovery using specific questions and internet links.
1 From which instrument did the guitar evolve from?
a. What is a Quatro?

2. When did the 6-String guitar first appear
a.What other innovations occurred in guitar making around this time.
bHow do modern guitars look different than these early guitars. ( See fig . in text)

3When was the electric guitar invented ?
a.What did the prototype( first design) look like?
b.Why did people want/need guitars that were louder?

4. Who was Les Paul?
a What was different about the guitar he built compared to previous methods of instrument construction?


In class discussion, written answer assignment, evaluation of ability to research on the Internet.

Follow Up:

In depth project on specific guitars. Composers for the different guitar types. Design the guitar of the future.

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