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Arranging for Guitar 101 (Range)

Posted by Andrew Hobler on Thursday, July 21, 2016, In : Arranging for Guitar 

Arranging for guitar is a very complex and involved subject, so we will handle it in small chunks. Here are some basic 'rules'. 

These are generalisation but are usually applicable to most high school aged guitarists. There are, of course, exceptions.

  1. The guitar sounds an octave LOWER than it is written.
  2. The open strings are tuned high to low E B G D A E. (Other tunings are possible but standard is still 'standard'!)
  3. Cluster chords of 2nds may be unplayable. 
  4. Keys of F Bb Eb Ab Db Gb are very diff...

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