Instruments of Desire The Electric Guitar and the Shaping of Musical Experience

ISBN-10: 0674005473
ISBN-13: 9780674005471
Edition: 2000
Authors: Steve Waksman
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Description: This work ranges across the history of the electric guitar by focusing on key performers such as Charlie Christian, Chet Atkins, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix & Led Zeppelin, who have shaped the use & meaning of the instrument.

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List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 5/2/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188

This work ranges across the history of the electric guitar by focusing on key performers such as Charlie Christian, Chet Atkins, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix & Led Zeppelin, who have shaped the use & meaning of the instrument.

Jean McNiff is Professor of Educational Research at York St John University, UK. She is also a Visiting Professor at UiT the Arctic University of Norway, and at the Beijing Normal University and Ningxia Teachers' University, People's Republic of China.Jean took early retirement from her position as deputy head teacher of a large secondary school in Dorset, UK. She went into business for herself, and developed her writing. Her textbooks on action research and professional education are now used internationally on workplace-based professional education courses and on higher degree courses. Jean provides interdisciplinary consultancy work to institutions around the world where she gives lectures and conducts workshops on planning, doing and writing action research.Jean aims to contribute to personal and social betterment through educational research. She encourages everyone to make their stories public in the form of their personal and collaborative theories of practice; and she firmly believes that each individual is able to contribute to social and planetary wellbeing by explaining how they hold themselves accountable for what they do. In this way she links education with moral accountability. She tries to bring the university to everyday contexts, and everyday contexts into the university, for it is only by involving everyone, she feels, that the world will become a better place for us all.Visit Jean at www.jeanmcniff.com , or contact her at jeanmcniff@mac.com

Illustrations
Introduction: Going Electric
Playing with Sound: Charlie Christian, the Electric Guitar and the Swing Era
Pure Tones and Solid Bodies: Les Paul's New Sound
Mister Guitar: Chet Atkins and the Nashville Sound
Racial Distortions: Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry and the Electric Guitar in Black Popular Music
Black Sound, Black Body: Jimi Hendrix, the Electric Guitar and the Meanings of Blackness
Kick Out the Jams! The MC5 and the Politics of Noise
Heavy Music: Cock Rock, Colonialism, and Led Zeppelin
Conclusion: Time Machine
Adventures in Sound: A Guide to Listening
Discography: Selected Recordings
Notes
Index

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