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Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll

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Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 7.
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By Jayson Kerr Dobney and Craig J. Inciardi

Play It Loud celebrates the musical instruments that gave rock and roll its signature sound. Seven engrossing essays by veteran music journalists and scholars discuss the technical developments that fostered rock's seductive riffs and driving rhythms; the evolution of the classic lineup of two guitars, bass, and drums; the thrilling innovations and expanded instrumentation musicians have explored to achieve unique effects; the powerful visual impact instruments have had; and the essential role they have played in the most memorable moments of rock and roll history. Abundant photographs depict rock's most iconic instruments—including Jerry Lee Lewis's baby grand piano, Chuck Berry's Gibson ES-350T guitar, John Lennon's twelve-string Rickenbacker 325, Keith Moon's drum set, the white Stratocaster Jimi Hendrix played at Woodstock, Joan Jett's Melody Maker, and St. Vincent's signature electric guitar—both in performance and as works of art in their own right. Produced in collaboration with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this astounding book goes behind the music to offer a rare, in-depth look at the instruments that inspired the musicians and made possible the songs we know and love.

Jayson Kerr Dobney is Frederick P. Rose Curator in Charge, Department of Musical Instruments at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Craig J. Inciardi is curator and director of acquisitions at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

By Jayson Kerr Dobney and Craig J. Inciardi

Play It Loud celebrates the musical instruments that gave rock and roll its signature sound. Seven engrossing essays by veteran music journalists and scholars discuss the technical developments that fostered rock's seductive riffs and driving rhythms; the evolution of the classic lineup of two guitars, bass, and drums; the thrilling innovations and expanded instrumentation musicians have explored to achieve unique effects; the powerful visual impact instruments have had; and the essential role they have played in the most memorable moments of rock and roll history. Abundant photographs depict rock's most iconic instruments—including Jerry Lee Lewis's baby grand piano, Chuck Berry's Gibson ES-350T guitar, John Lennon's twelve-string Rickenbacker...See More

Details
  • Publisher: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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  • Pages: 236
  • Illustrations: 179 in full color
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dimensions: 9'' x 10 1/2''
  • ISBN: 9781588396662
Editorial Reviews

"this book is porn to musicians and fans who fetishize the tools of the trade." 
      —Jason M. Rubin, The Arts Fuse

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A gift for our son in-law who is an accomplished rock musician and was not familiar with the exhibit or catalog. He has expressed his gratitude, multiple times and in multiple ways as he has immersed himself in the book.
Date published: 2019-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The book is as great as the exhibit I bought this as a gift and plan to buy several more including one for myself
Date published: 2019-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful book. I could not travel to the exhibit but this catalog is really nice and full of great information and pictures. I would loved to have seen the instrument in person but could not and this catalog helps make up for that. For all Lovers of rock music.
Date published: 2019-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from rock history book High quality book, would make a nice gift. I've toured the exhibit and saw this book in the gift shop. It is not a piece-by-piece true catalogue of the exhibit, which is what I was hoping for. The most comprehensive info on each exhibit piece is on the museum website.
Date published: 2019-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A big hit!! This book was the perfect gift for a graduating high school male musician. He LOVES it!!!!
Date published: 2019-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book/catalog. This is a great book/catalog - makes me smile when I look at the perfect pictures!
Date published: 2019-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes a great coffee table book. Interesting pictorial and read. Sharp definition photography.
Date published: 2019-06-13
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