Darcy James Argue on Composing for the Guitar

“My guitar writing is full of guitar-specific techniques, including passages with drop-D turning, harmonics and double-harmonics, slide playing, palm-muting and other types of muting, pedal effects and loops, fully-notated voicings, and so on. I’m not a guitarist so in many cases what I write consists of an educated guess about what’s possible, based on my understanding of how the instrument works, but I’d say most of the time it ends up being doable. My guitarist, Sebastian Noelle, will let me know if something can’t be done!”

— Darcy James Argue, Nov. 2019

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