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The Electric Guitar

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The Electric Guitar

The Electric Guitar

The Electric Guitar

Only Available in Archive Formats.

It's a sound that came to define American popular music, but the electric guitar's impact extends far beyond rock 'n' roll, to jazz, blues, country, and avant-garde compositions. Distortion, feedback, and various electronic effects that were once considered noise are now popular music thanks to this instrument. Join Juan Williams and guests to trace the musical and cultural journey of the electric guitar.

GUESTS:

Steve Waksman: Author, Instruments of Desire: The Electric Guitar and the Shaping of Musical Experience (Harvard University Press, 1999); Visiting Assistant Professor of History and American Studies at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio; Assistant Editor of the Journal of Popular Music Studies