- Paperback: 360 pages
- Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; Rev Enl edition (August 20, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1442237899
- ISBN-13: 978-1442237896
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.9 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,805,238 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
The Contemporary Guitar Rev Enl Edition
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
The new edition of John Schneider's The Contemporary Guitar celebrates the author's encyclopedic knowledge of the modern guitar landscape with an information-packed journey through the far regions of musical creativity by leading composers and guitarists of the past fifty years. Using dozens of audio examples and hundreds of illustrations, The Contemporary Guitar explores the physics of sound production and the development of a wild array of guitar designs, from the traditional through the radical. Schneider's brilliant book is mandatory reading for anyone who cares about the explosion of music and ideas that has characterized the guitar in our time. (David Starobin, guitarist and Grammy-winning record producer)
The Contemporary Guitar. This book is a marvel:
encyclopedic in scope, inter-disciplinary in a way far too little of our standard literature is, and
yet always enlivened by his passion for an immense subject he knows more about than any
of the rest of us. I love opening the doors of this cathedral and wandering about in it! His
lifetime labor of love (now in its most welcome second edition) has given us all a sanctuary of
enlightenment and wisdom. (Eliot Fisk, concert artist, professor of Guitar, New England Conservatory, Boston; and Universität Mozarteum, Salzburg)
While the guitar has stood in the vanguard of musical experimentation, its many new techniques and notations remain a mystery for many composers and players. In The Contemporary Guitar, musician and scholar, John Schneider explains each class of technique and illustrates them with examples. Moreover, because the guitar is easily refretted, it has also become a leading instrument in the exploration of the relatively new musical language of microtonality. In this revised and enlarged edition from the original work of nearly two decades ago, Schneider adds a broad-ranging, entirely new chapter on the instruments, notation and repertoire with insights into the interpretation of historical works through the application of accurate contemporary tunings and temperaments.
About the Author
John Schneider is the Grammy-winning guitarist, composer, author, and broadcaster whose weekly television and radio programs have brought the guitar into millions of homes. He holds a doctorate in music and physics from the University College Cardiff (Wales) and music degrees from the University of California and the Royal College of Music in London. He is president emeritus of the Guitar Foundation of America and has published dozens of articles on contemporary guitar music.
Browse award-winning titles. See more