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The guitah is most popular perhaps with people who love to
sing and want to be able to play their own accompaniments on
this wonderful and versatile instrument. It is the traditional
instrument that goes with cowboy and hill-billy songs, ballads
and folk music; and it is a favorite with people who like to sing
and play the old favorites like "Juanita," "The Spanish Cava-
lier/' "Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes," and dozens of
others. The guitar is also a grand instrument for a dance band,
where its strong vibrant chords furnish a provocative back-
ground for the other instruments.
Most people today play the guitar with a pick or plectrum.
This is held in the right hand (Fig. 32J, while the fingers of
the left hand make the notes on the guitar's six strings. The
pick is held tightly, as shown, between the thumb and first