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The Guitar in Turkey: Erkan O?ur and the Istanbul Guitarscape

Dawe, Kevin, Cem Eroglu, Sinan (2013) The Guitar in Turkey: Erkan O?ur and the Istanbul Guitarscape. Ethnomusicology Forum, 22 (1). pp. 49-70. ISSN 1741-1912. (doi:10.1080/17411912.2013.774157) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:46939)

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Abstract

The authors’ ethnographic research on the guitar in Turkey has begun to reveal the

instrument’s multi-faceted role within Turkish music, culture and society. We discuss the

emergence and development of unique playing styles alongside several customisations of

the instrument, focusing on the work of Erkan Og?ur who is known as the inventor of the

fretless classical guitar. As well as Og?ur’s ongoing contribution, several other Turkish

guitarists continue to expand and deepen the role of the guitar within the Turkish

soundscape. This has been accompanied by a growth of local interest in the guitar, guitar

making, pedagogy and retail, all of which are bound up with wider historical, cultural

and technological changes and developments, and issues and tensions, within Turkish

society.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/17411912.2013.774157
Additional information: Special Issue of Ethnomusicology Forum - Guest Editor Kevin Dawe
Uncontrolled keywords: Turkey; Istanbul Guitar; Fretless Guitar; Guitar Making; Music Retail; Guitar Technique; Erkan Og?ur
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Arts
Depositing User: Kevin Dawe
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2015 13:58 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2021 10:22 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/46939 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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