Composer's Guide to the Electric Guitar (eBook + Online Audio)
The Composer's Guide to the Electric Guitar is an essential book for composers, arrangers, and electric guitarists. It is the only book on the market that provides in-depth coverage on how to compose for all aspects of the electric guitar. The book provides notation for all standard plectrum performance practices, harmonics, and extended techniques. It compares the key components that distinguish common types of electric guitars. There is also significant information about sound processors and how ...more
Product Number:
99943BCDEB
Format:
eBook + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning
Pages:
56
Binding:
eBook
ISBN:
1-6106-5842-6
ISBN13:
978-16106-5842-3
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
12/6/2011
The Composer's Guide to the Electric Guitar is an essential book for composers, arrangers, and electric guitarists. It is the only book on the market that provides in-depth coverage on how to compose for all aspects of the electric guitar. The book provides notation for all standard plectrum performance practices, harmonics, and extended techniques. It compares the key components that distinguish common types of electric guitars. There is also significant information about sound processors and how they affect the guitar's tone and timbre. Includes access to online audio that provides audio corresponding to the music examples. This is a valuable book for composers of any musical genre. It also makes a great reference book for electric guitarists who wish to have the complete profile of their instrument.
Introduction - BUILDING BRIDGES, by Tim Brady
Acknowledgements

Chapter 1: Differences in Anatomy
Body Type
Pickups
Strings
The Plectrum
Amplifiers

Chapter 2: Tuning

Chapter 3: Standard Performance Practice
Detached Picking
Slurs
Double Stops and Chords
Composing for the Fretboard Hand

Chapter 4: Coloristic Effects
Tremolo Picking
Bends
Glissando
Hammer On and Pull Off
Palm Mute
Percussive Tone
Vibrato
Sul Ponticello

Chapter 5: Harmonics

Chapter 6: Extended Techniques
Tapping
Side of the Pick
Snap Pizzicato
Vibrato Arm
On the Body
Altering Tone and Pitch
Other Types of Percussion
Scordatura
Behind the Neck or Bridge

Chapter 7: Effects
Distortion
Chorus
Flange
Reverb
Delay
Volume
Pitch Shifter
Loop
Wah
E-Bow

Chapter 8: Other Guitars
Slide Guitar
Electric 12-String Guitar
MIDI Guitar
The Amplified Acoustic Guitar
The Bowed Guitar
Prepared Guitar

PRELUDES for Electric Guitar (Study Score)
Bibliography
Author Bio
 
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