THE 4 VOICES OF SATB AND THEIR RANGES ON THE GUITAR

Guitar Techniques - - Play: Theory -

Ex­am­ple 1b shows how these four voices trans­late to the guitar. They fit sur­pris­ingly well, and could go some way to ex­plain­ing why the guitar and voice go so well to­gether. The low­est note of the Bass range is the low­est on the guitar, and the very high­est So­prano note is a top A on the guitar (17th fret on the first string). Note that the guitar ac­tu­ally sounds an oc­tave higher than writ­ten, and that’s why the top line of Ex­am­ple 1a and 1b dif­fer.

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