Fretless Guitarists – WANTED!

Call for participants

Fretless guitarists are invited to participate in a short interview about their fretless playing.

The data collected will be used as part of ongoing PhD research into the Fretless Guitar at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

This research has full ethics clearance and any participants will have the option of remaining anonymous if they wish.

We are looking for a broad range of players with no stylistic boundaries. The only criterion being that you have been actively engaged with fretless guitar playing for a significant period.

How it works

Interviews will be conducted via e-mail (Skype or phone as an alternative) and participants will need to have reasonable English proficiency.

Tom Fryer

Tom Fryer is a musician and composer from Melbourne Australia, this is the description of his PhD:

Tom Fryer – PhD (Jazz & Improvisation)

Removing the Tyranny of the Fret: An Approach to Fretless Guitar Performance in Contemporary Improvised Music. A Phenomenological Enquiry.

Tom Fryer

For further information interested parties should contact Tom Fryer at


The call for participants will remain open until March 31st, 2018.

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