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2.8.05

There is Hope, Yet

Degree in air guitar

A student is studying for a degree in air guitar.

Amanda Griffiths is researching the craze for a PhD reports the Mirror.

The idea came about when she won an air guitar heat in Manchester in 2002 and was later asked to appear on Radio 4's Women's Hour.

Professor Sheila Whitely, Chair of Popular Music at Salford University, was also on the show and suggested she do a doctorate in air guitar to add to her Performing Arts degree.

She is due to travel to Finland later this month for the World Championships.

She said: "We were discussing why there were so few women involved, and the professor invited me to do research under her supervision."

Amanda will look at "codes of performance within the air guitar phenomenon."
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