Composer KACHIAN, CHRIS
Voicing/Instrument GUITAR TEXT/REF
Publisher MEL BAY PUBLICATIONS, INC
Composer's Desk Reference for the Classic Guitar
Traditionally the classic guitar has been either excluded or inadequately represented in orchestration textbooks, resulting in much misinformation about its technique, its practicality in various performance contexts, and its character. The guitar's unique tuning, broad timbral variety and intimate nature pose a formidable challenge to non-guitarist composers, for whom an extensive amount of time wouldbe required to gain even a minimal hands-on acquaintance. For most composers this is an unrealistic expectation, leading to time-consuming consultations and extensive drafting or rewriting.