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History of the Classical Guitar, Part 4

More about guitar tabs and guitar tablature and its history will come later. Instead of trying to pinpoint where the exact origins of the guitar or guitar tablature came from, we are going to focus on each region. We will see how the guitar shares either similiraties or differences depending on the region.

In ancient Babylon during the period of 1900-1800s BCE, possibly the earliest forms of the guitar could be found here. Archaeologists have found clay plaques that illustrated people playing instruments. These clay plaques were very similar to the modern form of guitar. Of course, there were differences as well, but the evolution of the guitar could easily be the reason for that. So you can plainly see that there are different theories as to who invented the guitar an where its origins are.