The Guitar: Sound, Society, and Six String Studies

MUSC 0066 S01 [CRN: 25861]

This course treats the guitar as a point of entry into key sonic, social, and technical developments that have shaped music-making around the world over the last two centuries. Through reading, viewing, and listening assignments, we will study topics such as the craft of guitar making; its ecological relation to natural and synthetic materials; the sheer variety of guitar traditions that have emerged in Europe, North America, Latin America, and Africa; the meaning of virtual and video game guitars; and the instrument’s ever-shifting ties to race, class, gender, and sexuality. FYS WRIT
Spring 2018
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15:00 - 17:30 Wed - from Jan 24, 2018 to May 18, 2018
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