Thanks for the post. I'm just looking for basic music notation information. I'm only starting out on composing and think a guide next to me would be helpful. What I've been doing is looking at how other scores are written but that's proving cumbersome because they don't always fit what I'm trying to say musically.CarlitosXhan wrote: ↑Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:11 pmHard to find that "concise but full loaded with essentials" guide. Are you composing your own guitar music? Maybe i can help you if you're not hurry, cause once i tried to find that 'A4 sized full guitar notation guide' and i didn't. I don't know what knowledge level you have in musical notation, but it is important not to confuse guitar especifically notation (strings, fingers, idiomatic resources, etc) with musical notation in general (musical phrasing, legato-phrases, 'let vibrate' sections, etc). It seems obvious but sometimes it gets a little confusing, depending on what your music needs about notation to fully express your ideas.
Thanks Stephen...I'll check it out. Sounds like exactly what I've been looking for. And thanks again for your helpful advise on composing and the key structure. I guess the bill is in the mail.
Thanks for the heads up. I would like to have a notation guide specifically designed for guitar. I've noticed general notation guides but they have a lot of piano or orchestra information and all I'm looking for is the basics...thanks again.
Good idea. We do have a community college in the area and it has a book store but it's pretty small.CathyCate wrote: ↑Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:34 pmTime for a field trip? A visit to a college bookstore may be in order?
The music composition class section should yield some treasures. If you are composing for instruments other than guitar, a basic text will provide information about the ranges of various instruments. If you are not using a computer in your work, a text will also provide rules and hints to make your score conform with copyists' conventions. Good luck!
Right...they have a great guide and I had made a copy when I first started playing a few years ago and totally forgot it...I have it now but looking for a small book type that is a little more inclusive...thanks for the suggestion. I've found that by writing music and composing pieces it's a big help in learning to play...very big help!