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Title:
The Cambridge companion to the guitar
Author:
Coelho, Victor.
Publication Information:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Physical Description:
xii, 264 pages : illustrations, 1 map, music ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780521801928

9780521000406
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Book

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Featuring thirteen essays covering different traditions, styles, and instruments, this study is written by influential players, teachers and guitar historians. Its coverage allows the guitarist to learn the analogies and differences between traditions and styles. The genres range from baroque, classical, country, blues and rock to flamenco, African and Celtic.


Table of Contents

Part 1 New Guitar Histories and World Traditions
1 Picking through cultures: a guitaristÆs music historyVictor Anand Coelho
2 Flamenco guitar: history, style, statusPeter Manuel
3 The Celtic guitar: crossing cultural boundaries in the twentieth centuryChris Smith
4 African reinventions of the guitarBanning Eyre
Part 2 Roots and Rock
5 The guitar injazz Graeme Boone
6 A century of bluesguitar Jas Obrecht
7 Rock guitar from the 1950s to the 1970s: the turn to noiseSteve Waksman
8 Rock guitar since 1980: contesting virtuositySteve Waksman
9 The guitar in country musicGordon Ross
Part 3 Baroque and Classical Guitar Today
10 Radical innovations, social revolution, and theBaroque guitar and Craig Russell
11 The revival of the classical guitar in the twentieth centuryDavid Tanenbaum
12 Stradivari and Baroque guitar constructionStewart Pollens
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