How, why did a new style of music come about, how did it all begin?
It all started with the fact that in 1920 the Soviet engineer L. Tremen invented a new musical instrument theremin. It was arranged as follows: the pitch changed by approaching the antenna or removing the performer’s hand from it. The desire to use electricity in music encouraged inventors to come up with unusual instruments with fancy names – emiriton, trautonium, and violen. In the thirties, the first electric guitars appeared. But they probably have nothing in common with a modern electric guitar, except for the belt on which it is hung. And it was difficult to call those instruments an electric guitar. Just because of the urge to somehow isolate the guitar in the orchestra, to make its sound louder, a pickup was attached to the acoustic guitar. Continue reading