Join Rick Schmunk for an in-depth discussion in this video Guitar part, part of Learning Music Notation.
- [Voiceover] Notating music for guitar covers a…wide range of musical styles and notation types.…It also needs to account for a wide level of…reading proficiency as players of all levels…do not necessarily read conventional music notation.…So, let's take a look at creating guitar music…using notation, tablature,…guitar fretboards, and rhythmic notation.…So, first of all, let me remind you…that guitar is a transposing instrument.…It sounds down an octave from where it's written.…So, the range of guitar would go from the E,…that's an octave and a six below middle C,…up to roughly two octaves above middle C…depending upon the number of frets on your guitar.…
That would be the sounding range.…But the actual written range,…would be all written in Treble Clef.…And it would go from the E below middle C,…up to the C that's three octaves above middle C.…So, you can see that, if we didn't do this,…we would have to write music for guitar on…the Grand Staff, instead of just Treble Clef.…So, some of the things that can be difficult…
It starts with notating pitch (clefs) and duration, including note lengths and rests. He moves into discussing flats, sharps, naturals, and key signatures, and the unique symbols for musical expression, including dynamics and articulations. He goes over notating chords and chord progressions, and the addition of vocals and lyrics. The course wraps with some score formatting tips and notation examples for piano, guitar, and drums, which pull together all the information into complete, publication-worthy pieces of sheet music.
- Notating pitch with clefs
- Notating duration
- Adding time signature and bars
- Using dots and ties
- Modifying pitch
- Notating scales
- Communicating expressions such as tempo and performance
- Notating chord progressions
- Notating vocals and lyrics
- Formatting a score
Skill Level Beginner
1. Notating Pitch
2. Notating Duration and Rhythm
3. Modifying Pitch and Scales
4. Communicating Expression
5. Notating Form
6. Notating Chords and Chord Progressions
7. Slash and Rhythmic Notation
8. Vocal Music and Lyrics
9. Score and Part Formatting
10. Notation Examples
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