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Module Reading List

The Guitar and its Musics, 2019/20
Dr Stan Erraught
s.erraught@leeds.ac.uk
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)

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

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Further Reading / Sources of Interest

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)

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 25/10/2019