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I Should Have Just Learned How to Play the Organ: Interview with Charlie Hunter

Perks, Richard (2023) I Should Have Just Learned How to Play the Organ: Interview with Charlie Hunter. In: Perks, Richard and McGrath, John, eds. 21st Century Guitar – Evolutions and Augmentations. Music and Sound Studies . Bloomsbury Academic, New York, US; London, UK, pp. 101-110. ISBN 978-1-5013-7329-9. E-ISBN 978-1-5013-7330-5. (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:97717)

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Abstract

Charlie Hunter is widely considered the pioneer of six-, seven- and eight-string – ‘hybrid’ – guitar playing. His distinctive technique combines guitar parts with bass lines and percussive elements, allowing him to function as a complete rhythm section. He has worked alongside an array of celebrated artists, spanning jazz, funk, soul and fusion settings, and has fronted many successful solo, duo and trio projects of his own. In this interview, Hunter reveals his general philosophy towards music-making, discusses his distinctive playing technique and unpacks his personal approach to learning to play – and advancing – ‘hybrid’ guitar. Furthermore, he elaborates upon more general performative concepts such as developing interdependence and the consideration of role within an ensemble and stresses the importance of continually maintaining a presence with the drummer.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: hybrid guitar, bass, seven-string, eight-string, interdependence, groove, jazz, funk, role, technique, guitar, extended register guitar, organ, presence, affordance
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature on music
M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Arts
Depositing User: Richard Perks
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2022 12:59 UTC
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2023 11:57 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/97717 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)

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