#video Adrian Belew at Chicago Humanities Festival on #neuguitars #blog

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Adrian Belew performs Drive, one of his innovative guitar compositions in part 1 of this 3 part series on the history and future of guitar sound. A variety of technology and playing techniques are demonstrated here including midi instrumentation, layering and combining effects such as echo lengths with pitch shifts, loop pedals, compound rhythm structures, time signatures as well as cutting edge guitar design. Adrian’s professional career as a musician spans from the 70s to present day and includes collaboration with the Talking Heads, King Crimson, David Bowie, Frank Zappa and Nine Inch Nails among a plethora of solo work. Throughout that time he has been known as an prodigious creator and imaginative innovator with a unique style.

The electric guitar and its accessories have transformed an astounding amount since their initial invention and have been played by some extreme innovative and prodigious players. From Jimi Hendrix to modern effects laden guitar tracks, some may wonder where and how there is room to explore and develop original sound. Join Adrian Belew as he discusses techniques of new innovation as well his longstanding process of discovering the undiscovered. Here Adrian reviews and demonstrates features that make modern guitars and auxiliary equipment optimal for exploring sound. Discussion topics include midi guitars, layering and combining effects such as echo lengths with pitch shifts, exploration of compound rhythm structures and time signatures, the cutting edge of guitar design, benefits of acoustic and electric experimentation, not to mention some fun Zappa stories.

Adrian Belew performs one of his innovative guitar compositions. A demonstration of a variety of technology and playing techniques spoken about in parts 1 & 2 of this 3 part series on the history and future of guitar sound. He has been known as an prodigious creator and imaginative innovator with a unique style.
Some of the technology and techniques at play here are midi instrumentation, layering and combining effects such as echo lengths with pitch shifts, loop pedals, compound rhythm structures and time signatures and the cutting edge guitar design.

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