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Master Class

Tolgahan Çoğulu, Guitar - Masterclass

  • Date & Time
    • Friday, February 24, 2017 4:30pm to 6:00pm
  • Description

    Join UF School of Music for a masterclass with Tolgahan Çoğulu, Ph.D., guitar, on February 24, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. in Music Building, Room 142 (MUB 142).

    Microtonal guitar music has developed in the late-20th and early-21st centuries. Whereas the standard guitar has fixed freats which are adjusted to the 12-tone equal temperament system, recent innovations in guitar design allow microtonal music to be played, as a result of which microtonal pieces have been added to the guitar repertoire.

    The 'Adjustable Microtonal Guitar' is one such guitar; it was designed by Tolgahan Çoğulu in 2008. All the frets on the fretboard are movable along the channels under each string; in addition, any number of frets can be inserted into or removed from the fretboard. Since 2008, more than thirty composers have written microtonal pieces in various tunings for this guitar.

    In this lecture-recital, topics such as microtones, microtonal music, the history of microtonal guitars, adjustable microtonal guitar design, compositions for this guitar and arrangements of polyphonic microtonal Turkish makam music for microtonal guitar will be discussed, and some microtonal guitar music pieces will be played.

  • Venue
    Music Building Room 142 (MUB 142)
    Music Building
    Room #
    435 Newell Dr.
    FL 32611