History Of The American Guitar

History of the American Guitar PDF
Author: Tony Bacon
Publisher: Backbeat Books
ISBN: 1476856370
Size: 27.92 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 160
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History Of The American Guitar

by Tony Bacon, History Of The American Guitar Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download History Of The American Guitar books, (Book). First published in 2001 and now updated and expanded, History of the American Guitar begins in New York City in the 1830s with the arrival of Christian Martin, from Germany, to set up the Martin company. From that historic moment, the book takes readers on a fascinating and comprehensive visual tour of U.S. guitar history. Over 75 brand names are represented, with more than 300 guitars photographed in stunning detail, including Bigsby, Danelectro, D'Angelico, D'Aquisto, Ditson, Dobro, Dyer, Epiphone, Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, James Trussart, Kay, Maccaferri, Martin, Micro-Frets, Mosrite, Oahu, Ovation, Regal, Rickenbacker, Stella, Stromberg, Suhr, Taylor, Vega, Washburn, Wilkanowski, and many more. The interrelated stories of the guitar, mandolin, and banjo are mixed seamlessly with the history of the diverse American music that grew and prospered with these instruments, from country to blues, from jazz to rock. The bulk of the instruments illustrated were part of the celebrated collection of Scott Chinery, photographed before Chinery's untimely death and the subsequent break-up of his unique collection. The book presents every important episode in the story of the American luthier's art and is an unparalleled resource for every musician, collector, and music fan.


The Electric Guitar

The Electric Guitar PDF
Author: André Millard
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801878626
Size: 22.13 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 226
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The Electric Guitar

by André Millard, The Electric Guitar Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Electric Guitar books, "In The Electric Guitar, scholars working in American studies, business history, the history of technology, and musicology come together to explore the instrument's importance as an invention and its peculiar place in American culture. Documenting the critical and evolving relationship among inventors, craftsmen, musicians, businessmen, music writers, and fans, the contributors look at the guitar not just as an instrument but as a mass produced consumer good that changed the sound of popular music and the self-image of musicians."--BOOK JACKET.


The Original Guitar Hero And The Power Of Music

The Original Guitar Hero and the Power of Music PDF
Author: Dean Alger
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 1574415468
Size: 50.87 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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The Original Guitar Hero And The Power Of Music

by Dean Alger, The Original Guitar Hero And The Power Of Music Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Original Guitar Hero And The Power Of Music books, Lonnie Johnson (1894–1970) was a virtuoso guitarist who influenced generations of musicians from Django Reinhardt to Eric Clapton to Bill Wyman and especially B. B. King. Born in New Orleans, he began playing violin and guitar in his father’s band at an early age. When most of his family was wiped out by the 1918 flu epidemic, he and his surviving brother moved to St. Louis, where he won a blues contest that included a recording contract. His career was launched. Johnson can be heard on many Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong records, including the latter’s famous “Savoy Blues” with the Hot Five. He is perhaps best known for his 12-string guitar solos and his ground-breaking recordings with the white guitarist Eddie Lang in the late 1920s. After World War II he began playing rhythm and blues and continued to record and tour until his death. This is the first full-length work on Johnson. Dean Alger answers many biographical mysteries, including how many members of Johnson’s large family were left after the epidemic. It also places Johnson and his musical contemporaries in the context of American race relations and argues for the importance of music in the fight for civil rights. Finally, Alger analyzes Johnson’s major recordings in terms of technique and style. Distribution of an accompanying music CD will be coordinated with the release of this book.


The Literature Of American Music In Books And Folk Music Collections

The Literature of American Music in Books and Folk Music Collections PDF
Author: David Horn
Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press
ISBN:
Size: 70.18 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 570
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The Literature Of American Music In Books And Folk Music Collections

by David Horn, The Literature Of American Music In Books And Folk Music Collections Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Literature Of American Music In Books And Folk Music Collections books, An all inclusive reference to American and Folk music in books.


The History Of Rickenbacker Guitars

The History of Rickenbacker Guitars PDF
Author: Richard R. Smith
Publisher: Centerstream Publications
ISBN: 9780931759154
Size: 21.91 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 246
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The History Of Rickenbacker Guitars

by Richard R. Smith, The History Of Rickenbacker Guitars Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The History Of Rickenbacker Guitars books, (Reference). This 256-page soft-cover book gives a complete and illustrated history of the development of Rickenbacker instruments from 1931 to the present. Rickenbacker is the only book of its kind to chronicle the history of the company who in 1931 introduced electric instruments to the world. The book provides information and full-color photos of the many artists who have used and are using Rickenbacker instruments. Rickenbacker collectors will find this book invaluable as it contains recently discovered accurate facts previously unavailable to researchers.


Guitar Stories

Guitar Stories PDF
Author: Michael Wright
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781884883088
Size: 16.98 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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Guitar Stories

by Michael Wright, Guitar Stories Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Guitar Stories books, Author Michael Wright builds on the success of his Guitar Stories, Volume One in this series of histories of cool guitars. Volume Two continues Wright's incredible research and painstaking attention to detail, covering brands that had a heavy impact in the world of the guitar, including companies such as Kay, Alamo, Veleno, Martin Electrics, Maccaferri, and Guild Solidbodies. As with Volume One, over 800 rare and fascinating photos (including sumptuous full-color spreads) help to tell the tale of these innovative instruments. Includes a helpful index. Also available: Guitar Stories, Volume One 00330018 $29.95.


Southern Cultures 2013 Global Southern Music Issue Enhanced Ebook

Southern Cultures  2013 Global Southern Music Issue  Enhanced Ebook PDF
Author: Harry L. Watson
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469609045
Size: 23.41 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 231
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Southern Cultures 2013 Global Southern Music Issue Enhanced Ebook

by Harry L. Watson, Southern Cultures 2013 Global Southern Music Issue Enhanced Ebook Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Southern Cultures 2013 Global Southern Music Issue Enhanced Ebook books, The Global Southern Music Issue enhanced eBook includes all the tracks on Traveling Shoes, our special free CD and: The South meets Senegal as hip-hop goes Trans-Atlantic. Hawaiian steel guitar sways the Southern musical landscape. Poet Allen Ginsberg and bluesman James "Son" Thomas trade verses. Aussie Elvis impersonators keep the king alive. A U.K. scholar offers a new perspective on the study of the blues. Music pirates keep alive another tradition of bootlegging in the South. And much more. Southern Cultures is published quarterly (spring, summer, fall, winter) by the University of North Carolina Press. The journal is sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for the Study of the American South.


The History Of Texas Music

The History of Texas Music PDF
Author: Gary Hartman
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781603440028
Size: 43.19 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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The History Of Texas Music

by Gary Hartman, The History Of Texas Music Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The History Of Texas Music books, The richly diverse ethnic heritage of the Lone Star State has brought to the Southwest a remarkable array of rhythms, instruments, and musical styles that have blended here in unique ways and, in turn, have helped shape the music of the nation and the world. Historian Gary Hartman writes knowingly and lovingly of the Lone Star State’s musical traditions. In the first thorough survey of the vast and complex cultural mosaic that has produced what we know today as “Texas music,” he paints a broad, panoramic view, offers analysis of the origins of and influences on specific genres, profiles key musicians, and provides guidance to additional sources for further information. A musician himself, Hartman draws on both academic and non-academic sources to give a more complete understanding of the state’s remarkable musical history and ethnic community studies with his first-hand knowledge of how important music is as a cultural medium through which human beings communicate information, ideas, emotions, values, and beliefs, and bond together as friends, families, and communities. The History of Texas Music incorporates a selection of well-chosen photographs of both prominent and less-well-known artists and describes not only the ethnic origins of much of Texas music but also the cross-pollination among various genres. Today, the music of Texas—which includes Native American music, gospel, blues, ragtime, swing, jazz, rhythm and blues, conjunto, Tejano, Cajun, zydeco, western swing, honky tonk, polkas, schottsches, rock & roll, rap, hip hop and more—reflects the unique cultural dynamics of the Southwest.