Happy Friday! We hope you’ve enjoyed “Guitar Week” on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio. All week long, Matthew Cochran, instructor of guitar at Interlochen Center for the Arts, has highlighted some fantastic guitar pieces and introduced us to different techniques used while playing guitar.
Our final selection for the week is a piece written for twelve guitars. In “Electric Counterpoint” the soloist pre-records several parts using both electric guitar and bass guitar and then plays the final guitar part along with the recording. We learn that this is a minimalist composition, and composer Steve Reich takes a small amount of musical material and makes a BIG composition out of it. All of this, plus the answer to this week’s quizlet in today’s episode of Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio.
"Electric Counterpoint" third movement "Fast"
Composer: Steve Reich
Guitarist: Pat Metheny and friends
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