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2:53 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

You, Too, Can Print Your Own Guitar

Industrial engineer Scott Summit made this guitar out of nylon powder.
Courtesy of Scott Summit

Originally published on Wed October 10, 2012 5:57 pm

Though it's been around for three decades, 3-D printing has finally started to take off for manufacturing and even for regular consumers. It's being used for making airplane parts on demand and letting kids make their own toys. One designer is pushing the limits of 3-D printing by using it to make an acoustic guitar.

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Thistle and Shamrock
12:43 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Thistle And Shamrock: Words, Verses, Music

Loreena McKennitt
Courtesy of the artist

Poetry tells the story this week, with songs and tunes inspired by poets' lives and works.

Copyright 2012 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Wednesdays Become Eclectic
10:44 am
Wed October 10, 2012

KCRW Presents: Milo Greene

KCRW

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 1:48 pm

Click here to hear the full session from KCRW.

Copyright 2014 KCRW-FM. To see more, visit http://www.kcrw.com.

All Songs Considered Blog
10:27 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Song Premiere: Daniel Bachman, 'Copperhead'

Daniel Bachman.
Eric Marth

Originally published on Wed October 17, 2012 10:20 am

In the last decade or so, it's been invigorating to watch new developments in the American Primitive style of acoustic guitar, as it finds new voices and revives its progenitors. By my estimation, enough time has passed since the first Imaginational Anthem and By the Fruits You Shall Know the Roots compilations to influence a younger crop of guitarists.

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Deceptive Cadence
9:40 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Jonathan Biss: Meet The Schumanns (And Their Cryptic Communications)

Communication was not a strong suit for Robert and Clara Schumann. But music surely was.
Lebrecht Music Corbis

Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 2:39 pm

(Pianist Jonathan Biss decodes the unconventional relationship between Robert Schumann and his wife Clara in this second essay for our week dedicated to this composer. Click the audio link above to hear him play Schumann and discuss his work with Performance Today host Fred Child.)

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