Articles about Electric Guitars

Lou Reed's "Ostrich" Tuning as an Aesthetic Point of Articulation
Rock Music Studies (2016) Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 148-156

The author argues that an unusual guitar tuning known as "Ostrich" served as a point of articulation between the differing musical practices of Lou Reed and John Cale when they came together as the Velvet Underground. The implications of the ...

Musicological analysis of guitar solos from the roots of rock through modern heavy metal
Metal Music Studies (2016) Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 245

The general techniques of guitar soloing have changed very little since the beginnings of the rock era in the 1950s, even though the style of playing has seen dramatic changes. Using the methods of analysis from the fields of statistics ...