O'Reilly logo

Composition for Computer Musicians by Michael Hewitt

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 13. Writing for Acoustic Instruments

Some of the most popular sounds used by the computer musician often come from acoustic instruments, such as pianos, saxophones, organs, harps, horns, guitars, and so on, together with various electric equivalents of some of these—electric guitar, electric piano, and so on. Also included in this category are numerous types of ethnic instruments, such as the mandolin, bamboo flute, sitar, pan pipe, shakuhachi flute, zither, tar, and so on.

Challenges with Acoustic Instruments

All of these instruments—and many others not included here—have one powerful feature in common: They are all real, live instruments. Consequently, their use is always going to be problematic for the computer musician. You will often ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required