Thinking through the guitar : the sound-cell-texture chain

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Thinking through the guitar : the sound-cell-texture chain

Title: Thinking through the guitar : the sound-cell-texture chain
Author: Titre, Marlon
Publisher: Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty of the Humanities, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2013-12-10
Keywords: Guitar
Scoring
Composition
Instrumentation
Orchestration
Abstract: Although the guitar has been part of the classical music tradition for centuries, writing for the guitar remains a formidable challenge for many composers. Where orchestral instruments have a long history of scoring guides that help composers develop their craft, the number of studies dedicated to guitar scoring remains scarce. This has led to a myriad of scoring problems in guitar works written by non-guitarist composers, often evidenced in unplayable passages and underdeveloped textures. The present study aims to fill this gap by establishing and developing guidelines for effective use of the classical guitar’s scoring potential. These guidelines are described through the sound-cell-texture chain, a model introduced in this study that identifies building blocks for guitar scoring that are believed to give the composer access to the scoring potential for the guitar. The second aim of this study is to use the findings of the research to compose a set of new guitar etudes.
Description: Promotores: Frans de Ruiter, Arthur Kampela, Steven Mackey, Co-promotor: Marcel Cobussen
With summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculteit der Letteren
Citation: Titre, M., 2013, Doctoral thesis, Leiden University
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/22847
 

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