FrancoPro makes Handcrafted Guitar Picks using Noble Metals. In Ancient Times the Precious Metal like Gold and Silver was often used in the art of building musical instruments. Even today some Violins have silver strings and there are few parts with Silver rods, usually held in the Monumental Churches.
Most of us know much of the history of our beloveds instruments but who Invented the Guitar Plectrum?
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Abul-Hasan Alí Ibn Nafí, nicknamed Ziryab, was Chief Entertainer of the Court of Cordoba in 822AD. He revolutionised medieval music, lifestyle, fashion, hairstyles, furniture and even tableware. He transformed the way people ate, socialised, and relaxed.
Abul-Hasan Alí Ibn Nafí, known as Ziryab, was born in Iraq in 789. Ziryab's talent and excellence in music slowly overtook the position of his teacher, which brought him close to the Caliph and his court. Al-Hakem, the Umayyad Caliph and father of Abd-Al-Rahman II invited him to Andalusia. In music, he was the first to introduce the lute (Al-U'd) to Spain and Europe in general. He is credited, with Al-Kindi, with the addition of the fifth bass string to it and substituted the wooden plectrum for the eagle's quill. In Spain, as well as North Africa, he substituted the singing system of Medina with that of Iraq (Reference: Plaencia, G. (1928), ' History of Literature Arabic-Spanish', Barcelona, page 41).