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Author Dobney, Jayson Kerr, author.

Title Play it loud : instruments of rock & roll / Jayson Kerr Dobney and Craig J. Inciardi ; with Anthony DeCurtis, Alan di Perna, David Fricke, Holly George-Warren, and Matthew W. Hill.

Publication Info. New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2019]
New Haven ; London : Distributed by Yale University Press


Location Call No. Status
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  784.19 DOBNEY    Check Shelf
Description 236 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 28 cm
Note Catalog of an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from April 8-October 1, 2019; and at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame from November 20, 2019-September 13, 2020.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 205-209), discography (pages 210-211), and index.
Summary Play It Loud celebrates the musical instruments that gave rock and roll its signature sound-from Louis Jordan's alto saxophone and John Lennon's Rickenbacker to the drum set owned by Metallica's Lars Ulrich, Lady Gaga's keytar, and beyond. Seven engrossing essays by veteran music journalists and scholars discuss the technical developments that fostered rock's seductive riffs and driving rhythms, the thrilling innovations musicians have devised to achieve unique effects, and the visual impact their instruments have had. Abundant photographs depict rock's most iconic instruments-including Jerry Lee Lewis's baby grand piano, Chuck Berry's Gibson ES-350T guitar, Bootsy Collins's star-shaped bass, Keith Moon's drum set, and the white Stratocaster Jimi Hendrix played at Woodstock-as works of art in their own right. Produced in collaboration with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, this astounding book goes behind the music to offer a rare and in-depth look at the instruments that inspired the musicians and made possible the songs we know and love. Exhibition: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA (01.04-15.09.2019); The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, USA (20.11.2019-13.09.2020). -- Book jacket.
Contents Introduction / Jayson Kerr Dobney and Craig J. Inciardi -- The quintessential quartet / Alan Di Perna -- Guitar gods / David Fricke -- The rhythm section / Matthew W. Hill -- Expanding the band / Jayson Kerr Dobney -- Creating a sound / Craig J. Inciardi -- Creating an image / Holly George-Warren -- Iconic moments / Anthony DeCurtis.
Subject Musical instruments -- History -- Exhibitions.
Guitar -- History -- Exhibitions.
Electric guitar -- History -- Exhibitions.
Rock music -- Exhibitions.
Electric guitar. (OCoLC)fst00904885
Guitar. (OCoLC)fst00949140
Musical instruments. (OCoLC)fst01030728
Rock music. (OCoLC)fst01099204
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs. (OCoLC)fst01424028
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author Inciardi, Craig J., author.
DeCurtis, Anthony, author.
Di Perna, Alan, 1953- author.
Fricke, David, author.
George-Warren, Holly, author.
Hill, Matthew W. (Curator), author.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), publisher, host institution.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, host institution.
ISBN 1588396665
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