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How can I find books about the guitar?
You can search by title, author, or both on MaagNET.
Below are general call number ranges for information about the guitar, both acoustic and electric. You can browse the shelves or you can consult MaagNET for a listing of materials by call number. To search by call number in MaagNET, select LC Call Number and enter the beginning of a call number, ex. ML960.
|Suggested Call Numbers for Books about the Guitar
||History of the Guitar and its Music (ML1015.G9)
|MT580 - MT589
||Studies and Methods for Guitar (MT580, MT582, MT588)
||Orchestral Excerpts (MT586)
A link is not provided for call numbers that are currently not in use in Maag Library.
Books about other Chordophones
Continuo Playing on the Lute, Archlute and Theorbo by
Call Number: MT49 .N8 1987
Publication Date: 1987
"... a valuable book. It is an important link between the unknown of the Renaissance and the present." -- The Triangle of Mu Phi Epsilon "Straightforward practicality is the most outstanding characteristic of this book." -- Continuo
"... a fine and very welcome book that is likely to remain the high standard of lute continuo instruction for some time to come." -- Sixteenth Century Journal
In this extraordinarily broad survey, Nigel North discusses the history of the lute, the archlute, and the theorbo and gives practical advice on technique, the choice of instrument for particular music, and the preparation of scores.
Guitar Cultures by
Call Number: ML1015.G9 G828 2001
Publication Date: 2001
The guitar is one of the most evocative instruments in the world. It features in music as diverse as heavy metal, blues, indie and flamenco, as well as Indian classical music, village music making in Papua New Guinea and carnival in Brazil. This cross-cultural popularity makes it a unique starting point for understanding social interaction and cultural identity. Guitar music can be sexy, soothing, melancholy or manic, but it nearly always brings people together and creates a common ground even if this common ground is often the site of intense social, cultural, economic and political negotiation and contest.This book explores how people use guitars and guitar music in various nations across the world as a musical and symbolic basis for creating identities. In a world where place and space are challenged by the pace of globalization, the guitar provides images, sounds and styles that help define new cultural territories. Guitars play a crucial part in shaping the commercial music industry, educational music programmes, and local community atmosphere. Live or recorded, guitar music and performance, collecting and manufacture sustains a network of varied social exchanges that constitute a distinct cultural milieu.Representing the first sustained analysis of what the guitar means to artists and audiences world-wide, this book demonstrates that this seemingly simple material artefact resonates with meaning as well as music.
Jimi Hendrix (Stockholm, 1969)