A Guitar for a Concert
Although the guitar isn't completely Spanish it goes a long way to define Spanish culture, as well as become part of the experience as far as exploring it. This souvenir from Spain serves as a friendly reminder that there is a music from all around the world out there and that one should explore it and not forget that great majority of them have inspirational traditions tied to them
And you don't have to be a serious music freak to enjoy this magnet, but it helps. You may find that this magnet will remind you on a regular basis of the concert format and how special it is to witness a professional doing what he does best with an instrument in hand.
Guitar for a Dance
Guitar is key in Flamenco, Spain's most popular music and dance. This instrument sets the ambience and the tone of the performance as it adorns the interpretation or maintains it clean and cold. To play Flamenco, a special guitar is needed which differentiates from the classical one for its sound, the materials used and the luthier's work process.
Not only it is because of Flamenco, but Spain is also famous for the some great guitar masters that have influenced the playing of this instrument all over the world. Francisco Tarrega was a renown professor who innovated the techniques to play guitar. His lessons have been studied by students in countries as far as Argentina. Other great guitar players and composers that have made guitar an instrument for music innovation include Andres Segovia, Joaquin Turina, Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco and Federico Moreno Torroba. Today, the guitar players from other countries are innovating not only their techniques but also their styles. Some musicians worth mentioning include Maurice Ohana, Ernst Krenek, Franco Donatoni and Magnus Andersson. All in all, this is a great travel souvenir to take back home.