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The physics of playing guitar - Oscar Fernando Perez

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Guitar masters like Jimi Hendrix are capable of bending the physics of waves to their wills, plucking melody from inspiration and vibration. But how do wood, metal, and plastic translate into rhythm, melody, and music? Oscar Fernando Perez details the physics of playing the guitar, from first pluck to that final shredding chord.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Oscar Fernando Perez
  • Animator Chris Boyle
  • Producer Helen Powers
  • Composer Matt Santo
  • Sound Designer Cem Misirlioglu
  • Script Editor Eleanor Nelsen
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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