String Theory - The Physics of String-Bending and Other Electric Guitar Techniques

  title={String Theory - The Physics of String-Bending and Other Electric Guitar Techniques},
  author={David Robert Grimes},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  • D. Grimes
  • Published 23 July 2014
  • Physics
  • PLoS ONE
Electric guitar playing is ubiquitous in practically all modern music genres. In the hands of an experienced player, electric guitars can sound as expressive and distinct as a human voice. Unlike other more quantised instruments where pitch is a discrete function, guitarists can incorporate micro-tonality and, as a result, vibrato and sting-bending are idiosyncratic hallmarks of a player. Similarly, a wide variety of techniques unique to the electric guitar have emerged. While the mechano… 

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