Equivalent to pedal marks

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Max Karios

Equivalent to pedal marks

Post by Max Karios » Sun Jul 20, 2014 4:02 am

Is there any equivalent to piano pedal marks for guitar? I cannot remember having seen anything. I need it for some kind of harp imitation that would be a pain to write and read in exact durations. Something like ┕━━ for the beginning and ━━┙ for the end underneath the staff would probably require a legend to make sense to anyone.

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Re: Equivalent to pedal marks

Post by Oliver Newman » Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:45 pm

For sustain? l.v. sempre, or let ring throughout at the start, and a damp/mute symbol at the 'pedal breaks'.
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Re: Equivalent to pedal marks

Post by Max Karios » Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:23 pm

I thought about a "let ring" at the beginning of the score, but it seems a bit too vague. On the other hand, I probably need to give indications on what note should be played on what string to get the harp effect of overlapping second intervals. This alone clutters the score quite a bit already. Anyway, thanks for the response. I'll try out a few things. The piece in only a draft at the moment, so I don't really know what will work best for the finished score.

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Re: Equivalent to pedal marks

Post by Quinne » Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:48 am

What matters is that the performer knows what to do. l.v. will suffice

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