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Acoustic, Electric and Virtual Noise: The Cultural Identity of the Guitar

Acoustic, Electric and Virtual Noise: The Cultural Identity of the Guitar 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.” http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Leonardo Music Journal MIT Press

Acoustic, Electric and Virtual Noise: The Cultural Identity of the Guitar

Leonardo Music Journal , Volume December 2006 (16) – Dec 1, 2006

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Publisher
MIT Press
Copyright
© 2006 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Subject
Articles
ISSN
0961-1215
eISSN
1531-4812
DOI
10.1162/lmj.2006.16.35
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Abstract

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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Leonardo Music JournalMIT Press

Published: Dec 1, 2006

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