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Module Reading List

The Guitar and its Musics, 2017/18
Dr James Mooney
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Core Reading

Bennett, A, Dawe, K (ed), Guitar cultures (Oxford, 2001)

Coelho, Victor (ed), Cambridge Companion to the Guitar (CUP, 2003)

Dawe, Kevin, The new guitarscape in critical theory, cultural practice and musical performance (Ashgate, 2010)

Evans, Tom, Guitars : music, history, construction and players : from the Renaissance to Rock, Construction (OUP, 1984)

Foster, Mo, Seventeen watts? : the first 20 years of British rock guitar : the musicians and their stories (Sanctuary, 1997)

Frith, Simon, Performing Rites (Oxford, 1996)

Frith, Simon (ed), The Cambridge Companion to Pop and Rock (CUP, 2001)

Gallagher, Mitch, Guitar tone : pursuing the ultimate guitar sound (Cengage Learning, 2011)

Ingram, Adrian, Wes Montgomery (Ashley Mark, 2008)

Kelly, M, Foster, T & Kelly, P,. The golden age of fender, 1946-1970 (Cassell, 2010)

Lucky, Jerry, The Progressive Rock Files (Collector's Guide, 1999)

MacDonald, Ian, Revolution in the Head (Fourth Estate, 1994)

Moore, Allan F., Rock: The Primary Text (Ashgate, 2001)

Runswick, Daryl, Rock, jazz and pop arranging : all the facts and all the know-how (Faber, 1992)

Sallis, James (ed), The guitar in jazz : an anthology (UNP, 1996)

Shaar Murray, Charles, Crosstown traffic : Jimi Hendrix and post-war pop (Faber and Faber, 2001)

Shuker, Roy, Understanding Popular Music (Routledge, 2001)

Suker, Roy, Key concepts in popular music (Routledge)

Spring, Matthew, The lute in Britain : a history of the instrument and its music (OUP, 2001)

Stewart, Dave, The musician's guide to reading & writing music (Backbeat, 1999)

Turnbull, Harvey, The Guitar: from the Renaissance to the present day (London, 1974)

Tyler, J,, The early guitar : a history and handbook. (OUP, 1980)

Tyler, J and Sparks, P., The guitar and its music : from the Renaissance to the classical era (OUP, 2002)

Wade, G, Traditions of the classical guitar (John Calder, 1980)

Wade, G, Segovia : a celebration of the man and his music (Allison & Busby, 1983)

Waksman, Steve, Instruments of desire : the electric guitar and the shaping of musical experience (Harvard University Press, 1999)

Further Reading / Sources of Interest

Boyd, Joe, White bicycles : making music in the 1960s (Serpent’s Tail, 2007)

Brocken, Michael, The British folk revival, 1944-2002 (Ashgate, 2003)

DeTurk, D, Poulin, A (ed), The American Folk Scene Dimensions of the Folksong Revival (Dell, 1967)

Doyle, Peter, Echo and reverb : fabricating space in popular music recording, 1900-1960 (University Press of New England, 2005)

Hebdige, Dick, Subculture - The Meaning of Style (Methuen, 1987)

Hodgson, Jay, Understanding records : a field guide to recording practice (section on distortion)

Hunter, Dave, The guitar amp handbook : understanding amplifiers & getting great sounds (Backbeat Books, 2005)

Hunter, Dave, Guitar: A complete guide for the player (Thunder Bay Press, 2002)

Hunter, Dave, Tone manual : discovering your ultimate electric guitar sound (Hal Leonard Corporation, 2011)

MacDonald, Ian, The people's music (Pimlico, 2003)

Middleton, Richard, Reading pop : approaches to textual analysis in popular music (Clarendon Press, 2002)

Middleton, Richard, Studying popular music (Open University Press, 1997)

Morrison, Simon, Discombobulated : dispatches from the wrong side (Headpress, 2010)

O’Brien, Lucy, She bop II : the definitive history of women in rock, pop and soul (Continuum)

Taylor, Phil, Pink Floyd : the black strat : a history of David Gilmour's black fender stratocaster (Hal Leonard, 2010)

Weissman, Dick, Guitar tunings : a comprehensive guide (Routledge, 2006)

White, Forrest R. Fender : the inside story (Backbeat, 2000)

Whitely, Sheila, Women and popular music : sexuality, identity, and subjectivity (Routledge, 2000)

Please note, these reading lists are not intended to be exhaustive, nor does it necessarily represent all available material in the Library, but is given as a starting point for your own study.

This list was last updated on 03/09/2014