The Guitar from the Renaissance to the Present Day

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Bold Strummer, 2006 - Music - 167 pages
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The history of the guitar presents the researcher with a vast amount of material, and it is obvious that, if an unwieldy account were to be avoided, much of it would have to be omitted. Consequently, Turnbull concentrates on what seems to me the most important aspects of the different periods and treats them in much detail.
This book covers everything from the predecessors of the guitar, up to its current uses. It explains the struggles, which both the instrument and its players have suffered through during the past few centuries.
These topics relate to historical developments in the instrument and its music with concise discussions and examples to clarify the major points. Along with musical excerpts, this book contains a section of photographs and direct quotes, which prove extremely useful in the greater understanding of the covered material. It also includes a great list of references and notes at the end. A must have for any serious scholar, teacher, performer, and student.
"The rise of the guitar in the present century is no new phenomenon; its history has been one of similar periods of popularity, but the current vogue has achieved a stability that implies permanence." (p. 124)
 

Contents

List of Music Examples
1
Music Examples
3
The Vihuela and FourCourse Guitar
24
Era of the FiveCourse Guitar
41
The Sixstring
62
The Nineteenth Century
82
A New Lease of Life
108
Notes and References
127
List of Plates
140
Bibliography
146
9
166
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