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, the flute and the violin. There will be plenty more to follow, including individual instruments, such as voice, sitar, bansuri, double bass, bass guitar, electric guitar, cello, piano, electric piano, harpsichord, tenor saxophone, trumpet and trombone, and ensembles, such as a brass band, guitar band, choir, string quartet and full orchestra.
Coming next: The voice