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Guitar Voicing Guidance Needed

Postby leigh » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:29 pm

I'm starting a project that includes guitar and I know almost nothing about writing for it. The only thing I do remember is that drop-2 generally works well.

Can anyone recommend a book that covers writing for guitar?

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Re: Guitar Voicing Guidance Needed

Postby Rick Cornish » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:22 pm

I don’t have a book for you, but—if you want to notate specific voicings—you can safely use drop-2, drop-3, and drop-2&4 formulas for 4-note chords. Any triad should work. Remember, guitar is written an octave above where it sounds. And no 7-note chords. :lol:

Of course, if you are writing pop, rock, country, or another style that uses standard chords, you might just notate with chord symbols and slash notation and let the player come up with what’s appropriate for the style and sound s/he’d be using.
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Re: Guitar Voicing Guidance Needed

Postby leigh » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:17 am

Thanks, Rick. That's enough to get me started.

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