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Just curious, for those of you doing two hand tapping/free hands type stuff I have a few questions for you;

1) What are you using to score your stuff?
2) What are you using to create diagrams?
3) How long does it take you to create a playable arrangement?
4) Are there certain things you cannot play because of your tuning?

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[ok – short answers]

1)   What are you using to score your stuff?  Either cassette tape or mini disc.... that's my only way of transcription if this is what the question was about.

2)   What are you using to create diagrams?  Nothing – non applicable.

3) How long does it take you to create a playable arrangement?  I typically spend a few days thinking about it, then I just go for it live in studio.
4) Are there certain things you cannot play because of your tuning? No, but I must add this is why I have several instruments all set up differently.

[now for the long answer]

I was waiting for questions like this to be raised, because as an experimental musician who basically improvises through both trial and error, or spontaneously… I have no means of “writing my score” other than actual recording on to either tape or disc.
Oddly enough, this has worked very well for me for many many years, yet anytime I am on a forum and start seeing all these things about notes and things of that nature – I am truly a fish out of water.
So, while some may feel that I am severely limited by not having any musical knowledge, I am still very satisfied with my compositions and playing technique’s, which again are anything but typical…
For instance, I for one would never want to play a cover of a song, I simply see no reason to do so, it’s been done already so I figure just let it be.
But on the other hand, I am very big into the idea of getting into soundtrack work, dabbling with experimental films, that sort of thing – because I feel I could work very well in such an environment.


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Jayesskerr

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1) What are you using to score your stuff? Guitar pro7 (I LOVE GP7!!!) and Finale (latest version) and pen and paper. I could use Logic ProX too if I wanted... I am not a big tablature fan...
2) What are you using to create diagrams? Guitar Layers or Inkscape. I don't create diagrams much, but when I do that software rocks! Or pen and paper...
3) How long does it take you to create a playable arrangement? Not too long to create, but it used to take forever to play a tune on the Stick I had put together
4) Are there certain things you cannot play because of your tuning? Nope. Aa long as I have access to all 12 notes, I think I will be okay... I am tuned to Mirrored 4ths on my grand, and Emmett Chapman's Raised Matched reciprocal on the railboard.

As far as learning a cover, well I personally believe in the power of learning from one's influences, plus I really like to learn and play the songs and riffs and melodies from my favourite players. It helps me grow as a player and forces me to try things that I am not necessarily musically accustomed to. That's just me, though!

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