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|Posted By : tomoc_99 - 12/28/2014 10:15 PM|
|For instance a guitar, with three part voices, and multiple lyric verses.|
a) are the voices on the top, or the instruments?
b) do the lyrics go under the top voice line or the bottom? (of three voices)
|Posted By : Mike Rosen - 12/29/2014 1:16 AM|
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It depends. Is it a true, written out guitar part, or just chords?
I would put the voices on top. I like to put the lyric line under each voice part. I find it less confusing, although, as a bass, I'm quite used to having them above. But if I was singing the top line, I wouldn't want my lyrics two or three staves away.
With multiple verses, I would write it out. I hate having to backtrack and keep an eye on which verse I'm in.
Accompaniment should go below the voices.
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|Posted By : Peter West - 12/29/2014 11:36 AM|
|I'm with Mike on this, though depending on the guitar part, I might put the guitar above and have the voices in between guitar and piano. So if the guitar were just accompaniment, I'd do as Mike says, but if it were a kind of obbligato part with interesting material of its own, then it might be better positioned above the voices.|
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