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Summary and Conclusions

Summary and Conclusions

(p.172) Chapter Ten Summary and Conclusions
The Guitar in America
Jeffrey J. Noonan
University Press of Mississippi

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the history of guitar in America. It identifies specific issues concerning the role of the guitar in American musical culture and discusses the banjo, mandolin, and guitar (BMG) community’s attempt to bridge the gap between the world of popular and fine art music. The chapter also mentions that this study was influenced by Oscar Sonneck’s perceptive evaluation of America’s relationship to music.

Keywords:   guitar, America, musical culture, BMG community, popular music, fine art music, Oscar Sonneck

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