The Sound Beyond the Strings

The Sound beyond the Strings edited by Brian Riente, new elective subject. The course will be held weekly on Tuesdays h 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. starting March 7 (3 CFA)

Students interested in participating can register through their student area.

In addition to technique, theory, and knowledge of various stylistic languages, guitarists and others need to explore another fundamentally important field:


This course is a historical and methodical tour of how the sound of the electric guitar has evolved, beyond the tonal possibilities the instrument already possesses, through the devices that have made fundamental contributions to the sound of the modern guitar we all know today.

Each lesson in the course will be aimed at the student learning about each specific effect, providing him or her with both the theoretical means, to better understand how each effect works, and historical background on the devices to get a complete picture of the topic at hand.

From distortion, early spring reverbs, tremolo, and delay to guitar synthesizers and midi controllers, a guide on how to best use these devices that have shaped the history of guitar sound.

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