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Victor Anand Coelho: The Cambridge companion to the guitar

The Cambridge companion to the guitar. Coelho, Victor Anand

The Cambridge companion to the guitar


Victor Anand Coelho



Publisher Cambridge University Press
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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.

  • Picking through cultures: a guitarist's music history
  • Flamenco guitar: history, style, status
  • The Celtic guitar: crossing cultural boundaries in the twentieth century
  • African reinventions of the guitar
  • The guitar in jazz
  • A century of blues guitar
  • The turn to noise: rock guitar from the 1950s to the 1970s
  • Contesting virtuosity: rock guitar since 1976
  • The guitar in country music
  • Radical innovations, social revolution, and the baroque guitar
  • Perspectives on the classical guitar in the twentieth century
  • Antonio Stradivari and baroque guitar making

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 just released a CD Come on in my Kitchen, with his blues band.

(ISBN 9780521000406)