EXAMPLE11 FULL STUDY - 4-PART ‘LOOP’ PIECE MOVING THROUGH THE STRING SETS
SECTION A We set up our four-part loop-based piece with an arpeggio pattern situated on string groups 4-6 and based around a simple diatonic sequence using a combination of E Dorian (E-F#-G-A-B-C#-D) and E natural minor (E-F#G-A-B-C-D) ideas. This concept continues as each new part is introduced and is effectively repeated four times in total.
SECTION B To provide sonic and rhythmic contrast, we introduce a heavier three-note power chord-based ideas here using the same harmony as above but with simpler and less dense voicings found on third to fifth strings, more appropriate with higher gain settings. Again, this idea joins the loop and continues until the end, repeating in total three times.