Bill B wrote: ↑
Sat May 13, 2017 1:56 am
most of the classical guitarists I am familiar with pretty much play composed pieces with the techniques that are specifically called for in the piece. string bending hasn't been a normal technique for most classical guitar composition so for the most part we end up not doing it. I wouldn't say its a no no, so much as its usually just not present in the pieces many of us play. Maybe you need to write some pieces!
I would say that string bending will wear out your nylon strings crazy fast..... the bass strings even faster. not only do steel strings respond better (sound wise) to this technique, but they also withstand it better.
you might hear more nylon string bending from Willie Nelson....
I remember seeing Willie Nelson on a live TV program called Later... where different bands/musicians take turns to play (you may know of it) and I was relatively impressed with his guitar playing accompanying his songs. But maybe he was cranking it up a bit to get people to buy his music so he can pay off that IRS bill! (Apologies to Willie if I misunderstood his predicament re: taxes!).
But as for writing something, I have been toying with the idea of trying it but have never done it before.
But trying to get string-bending in a piece on my 1st attempt might be tricky.
Just started to look at Tuxguitar as a tool to do this. Haven't looked for any others but use this for viewing tab and it's free!