Presenter Information

Daniel Nesvet, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Diamond 223

Start Date

1-5-2014 1:00 PM

End Date

1-5-2014 3:30 PM

Project Type

Presentation

Description

The American counterculture movement, prevalent in the 1960s and 1970s, used music as a medium for expression. Rock n roll became the sound of a generation, proclaiming the grievances and hardships young adults felt. With the Vietnam War and Civil Rights movement reaching their peaks, American counterculture followed suit. The invention of the electric guitar changed music forever, allowing musicians to create new sounds in order to express their inner emotions. Artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Jimmy Page became innovators, creating a new genre. Protest songs such as Fortunate Son and Ohio became anthems for the increasingly prominent protest movement in America. Because of the new sounds and technology available to artists, artists emotions were understood by the masses. Culminating in the Woodstock Music Festival, the music of the American counterculture movement became the sound of a generation. My research project focuses on the development of the electric guitar and how it came into prominence, along with its affect on the development of music.

Faculty Sponsor

Elizabeth Leonard

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. History Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Social Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

712

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May 1st, 1:00 PM May 1st, 3:30 PM

The Electric Guitar and American Counterculture

Diamond 223

The American counterculture movement, prevalent in the 1960s and 1970s, used music as a medium for expression. Rock n roll became the sound of a generation, proclaiming the grievances and hardships young adults felt. With the Vietnam War and Civil Rights movement reaching their peaks, American counterculture followed suit. The invention of the electric guitar changed music forever, allowing musicians to create new sounds in order to express their inner emotions. Artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Jimmy Page became innovators, creating a new genre. Protest songs such as Fortunate Son and Ohio became anthems for the increasingly prominent protest movement in America. Because of the new sounds and technology available to artists, artists emotions were understood by the masses. Culminating in the Woodstock Music Festival, the music of the American counterculture movement became the sound of a generation. My research project focuses on the development of the electric guitar and how it came into prominence, along with its affect on the development of music.

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