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The Cambridge Companion to the Guitar

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Victor Anand Coelho, Peter Manuel, Chris Smith, Banning Eyre, Graeme Boone, Jas Obrecht, Steve Waksman, Gordon Ross, Craig Russell, David Tanenbaum, Stewart Pollens
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  • Date Published: August 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521801928

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About the Authors
  • 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.

    • Covers western and world traditions, popular and classical styles
    • Integrates technical information with the cultural history of the guitar
    • Contains authoritative but accessible essays which require no formal training in music
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    'A certain novelty of perspective makes for an enlightening read, leaving the reader at the centre of historical and sociological threads that run across the essays as opposed to hopping from island to island of isolated stylistic pieces … This wide-angled view permeates the whole book, making for an engaging acknowledgement that social context and direct application of, and experimentation with, technique can transcend genre … strikes a neat balance between comprehensiveness and depth …'. Journal of Popular Music

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521801928
    • length: 280 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.65kg
    • contains: 34 b/w illus. 1 map 8 tables 37 music examples
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. New Guitar Histories and World Traditions:
    1. Picking through cultures: a guitarist's music history Victor Anand Coelho
    2. Flamenco guitar: history, style, status Peter Manuel
    3. The Celtic guitar: crossing cultural boundaries in the twentieth century Chris Smith
    4. African reinventions of the guitar Banning Eyre
    Part II. Roots and Rock:
    5. The guitar in jazz Graeme Boone
    6. A century of blues guitar Jas Obrecht
    7. Rock guitar from the 1950s to the 1970s: the turn to noise Steve Waksman
    8. Rock guitar since 1980: contesting virtuosity Steve Waksman
    9. The guitar in country music Gordon Ross
    Part III. Baroque and Classical Guitar Today:
    10. Radical innovations, social revolution, and the Baroque guitar Craig Russell
    11. The revival of the classical guitar in the twentieth century David Tanenbaum
    12. Stradivari and Baroque guitar construction Stewart Pollens
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  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Roots of the blues
  • Editor

    Victor Anand Coelho, University of Calgary
    Victor Coelho is Professor of Music at the University of Calgary. His publications include Performance on Lute, Vihuela and Guitar (Cambridge, 1997) and Music and Science in the Age of Galileo. As a lutenist he has performed throughout North America and Europe and as a guitarist has released a CD Come on in my Kitchen, with his blues band.


    Victor Anand Coelho, Peter Manuel, Chris Smith, Banning Eyre, Graeme Boone, Jas Obrecht, Steve Waksman, Gordon Ross, Craig Russell, David Tanenbaum, Stewart Pollens

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