Catire wrote:The one at hand, comes to mind.
When I was composing in past, at first I tried to compose on "bass dominant volume" and "bass dominant tone colour" guitar. It is difficult to find single notes and difficult to find chord.
Then I tried on "treble dominant tone colour" and highly-separated-note guitar. It is easy to find single notes, but difficult to decide notes contribute on a chord I am looking for.
Then I tried balanced guitar, which covers most aspects with neutral default and wide options, I easily could recognize which note, chord, phrase and many more that I should take.
Both guitars which represent their own dominancies, are not giving widest options available. They tend to hide some aspects and show their own strengths. Nuances are leaded to their own strengths, not to the music, since the guitars are not in balanced state.
On my early days of composing, I used to think, that I should take no care on what guitar I was using to compose. But, many stucks on composing progress and hesitation on taking and done decisions led me to anxiety and writer's block.
Then I tried to use well-balanced guitar for next composing session, and every spots became obvious. The sounds which the well-balanced guitar produced were so neutral, lead me to discover more options and convince more deeply on telling which decision is more appropriate to be chosen.
Since then, I compose mainly on well-balanced guitar, and understand that it is important to care on what guitar I am using to compose.