Pat Metheny's finger routes: the role of muscle memory in guitar improvisations - research seminar at Surrey University

Dean, J. (2016) Pat Metheny's finger routes: the role of muscle memory in guitar improvisations - research seminar at Surrey University. In: Research Seminar, 23rd November, 2016, University of Surrey.

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Abstract

Based on transcriptions taken from footage of Pat Metheny's live performances, this seminar examines a selection of Metheny's guitar solos in order to investigate the relationship that exists between improvisation and instrumental technique, with a particular focus on left-hand technique (the fretting hand). Primarily the analysis aims to go beyond simply presenting licks, and to begin to demonstrate the way in which Metheny navigates his instrument when improvising, and to show how the mechanical movements impact on the musical ideas and the construction of the improvisations themselves.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study > MT0005.5 Music theory
M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study > MT0068 Improvisation. Accompaniment. Transposition
M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study > MT0090 Analysis and appreciation of musical works
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Music and Performing Arts
Depositing User: Mr James Dean
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2016 10:12
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2016 10:12
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/15241

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Last edited: 29/06/2016 12:23:00