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Ctodd
post Nov 26 2007, 09:55 PM
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Ok so I am doing research project and I decided to make the guitar the focus of it.

And I need to answer such questions like


How has the guitar (as an instrument) changed over time?

How has the guitar defined modern music?

And what made the guitar so popular?



If anyone could give me ideas, or point me towards any good websites that would be able answer these questions, I would appreciate it greatly,

thanks in advance,

Chris


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post Nov 26 2007, 10:02 PM
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I would say Wikipedia would be a great start. Just search on "guitar" and it should give lots of history ! smile.gif


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post Nov 26 2007, 10:03 PM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guitar
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_guitar


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post Nov 26 2007, 10:05 PM
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See! Botoxfox is so efficent hes even got you some links wink.gif


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post Nov 26 2007, 10:09 PM
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I would say Wikipedia would be a great start. Just search on "guitar" and it should give lots of history


yeah, I've already looked at wikipedia, and i was hoping to find something a little more concrete. Because we all know that wikipedia is sometimes not entirely accurate, and I need my sources to be good.

and besides my professor specifically told us to stay away from wikipedia lol



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I'm not asking you to do work for me, lol, just if anyone knew any good sources offhand

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Look at the sources on the wikipedia articles, they might help a bit...


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QUOTE (Ctodd @ Nov 27 2007, 02:09 AM) *
yeah, I've already looked at wikipedia, and i was hoping to find something a little more concrete. Because we all know that wikipedia is sometimes not entirely accurate, and I need my sources to be good.

and besides my professor specifically told us to stay away from wikipedia lol
I'm not asking you to do work for me, lol, just if anyone knew any good sources offhand


Hey thats the power of research isnt it. As far as I am concerned you have a huge task to uncover for guitar. Its an old instrument. Just putting up history of guitar in google will probably give you about 50,000 pages of information on this. Make sure that you are crediting a smart man or a well documented research not just an opinion of some kid in a forum. Sight your articles and writers. Don't plagiarize and copy and paste quotes in your paper. Be sure to quote the guy who said them.

Good Luck. Its a great paper to write but are you up to the challenge of getting info into this?

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Hi Chris,
there's quite a nice book called 'The Guitar Book' by Tom Wheeler (MacDonald Press: London) - mine's from 1981 but it may either still be in print or you might be able to get access to a copy through a library. Anyway it includes a chapter on the history of the guitar and another on the influence of the guitar on modern music amongst other things. Try and see if you can get a look at/borrow a copy as it could help.

If you can't find this book there's bound to be others aimed at the coffee table/Xmas present type market on the shelves in Waterstones.

Cheers,
Tony

ps it's kind of nostalgic flicking through this - you guys would love some of the pictures of the guitar synths and stuff from the 70s blink.gif .


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