Guitar Mania

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Rocky Point middle and high school students learned about the history of the acoustic guitar during a recent workshop featuring district music teacher Dave Ventura and college music professor James Smith.
During the after-school lecture, the two educators spoke about nylon and steel string acoustic guitars and performed several musical pieces that showcased the evolution of the instrument. The students learned about the different variations from the 16th century Renaissance lute to the 20th century Martin dreadnought guitar.