The Place of Classical Guitar Instrument in Turkey and an Overview of Turkish Classical Guitarists

Taner Ulucay


The aim of this study is to give information about the place of the classical guitar instrument in Turkish music culture and also provide information about Turkish classical guitar artists. Content analysis method was used in the study. The data was obtained through literature review. The data obtained were compiled and interpreted. The condition of classical guitar instrument in our music system within the ninety six years since the proclamation of the Republic has been discussed in the study. In addition, examples were given about classical guitarists who lived or still live in post-republican Anatolia. The results of the study provide a comprehensive understanding of the status of classical guitar in Anatolian music style and its role in music education system.

Keywords: Classical Guitar, Republic of Turkey, Turkish Classical Guitar Artists

DOI: 10.7176/JSTR/6-08-07

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ISSN (online) 2422-8702