Instrumming explores the opportunities provided by particular musical instruments, traditional and modern, and from around the world.
If you have the opportunity to play one or more of these instruments for real, then you should get some inspiration here. If not, you’ll find out what you can achieve with sample libraries and a little imagination.
I’ll be looking at the unique characteristics and capabilities of each featured instrument and will be sharing some pieces that I’ve composed to test out what can be achieved.
We start with the nylon string guitar, flute, violin, electric guitar and piano. There will be plenty more to follow, including individual instruments, such as voice, sitar, bansuri, double bass, bass guitar, cello, electric piano, harpsichord, tenor saxophone, trumpet and trombone, and various ensembles, including the choir and full orchestra.
The nylon-string guitar
The electric guitar
Coming next: The voice