Aim: How are the guitar and related instruments used in societies around the world?
Summary: Students explore the sound, evolution, performance techniques, and culture of guitar-like instruments from around the world.
Standards: US 6, 7, 8, 9; NYC 3, 4, 5
Materials: Student Worksheet, audio and/or video recordings of various plucked instruments
Time Required: 25 minutes
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Electric Guitar Examples
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Acclaimed as one of the premiere musicians of our time, James Taylor is joined at Carnegie Hall on May 6—for the third of his "Perspectives" series—by Dobro and lap-steel player Jerry Douglas and guitarist Michael Landau for a night of conversation and performance devoted to popular music's instrument of choice. Here, Taylor describes his journey from young cellist to guitarist , through getting his first guitar—spray-painted blue by his brother—to the vital connection a guitarist makes with his instrument.