Acoustic, electric and virtual noise : the cultural identity of the guitar

Carfoot, Gavin (2006) Acoustic, electric and virtual noise : the cultural identity of the guitar. Leonardo Music Journal, 16, pp. 35-39.

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Guitar technology underwent significant changes in the 20th century in the move from acoustic to electric instruments. In the first part of the 21st century, the guitar continues to develop through its interaction with digital technologies. Such changes in guitar technology are usually grounded in what we might call the "cultural identity" of the instrument: that is, the various ways that the guitar is used to enact, influence and challenge sociocultural and musical discourses. Often, these different uses of the guitar can be seen to reflect a conflict between the changing concepts of "noise" and "musical sound."

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ID Code: 69422
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: music, Instrument Simulation, Music History, Musical Sound Sources, Acoustic guitars, Technological Influences, Cultural identity, Electric Guitar, Technological change, Guitars, Instrument Design, Cultural Influences, Musicology, Sound, Nostalgia
DOI: 10.1162/lmj.2006.16.35
ISSN: 0961-1215
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Deposited On: 27 Mar 2014 23:16
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 23:16

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