[ExI] guitar playing robot

Dave Sill sparge at gmail.com
Tue Mar 4 00:15:02 UTC 2014

On Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 6:43 PM, William Flynn Wallace
<foozler83 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Somebody needs to say that writing music for an instrument one cannot play
> is likely to be inferior to the music composed by those who can play it.
> At least some familiarity with the instrument's demands is essential even
> if one's physical capabilities are limited (like mine!)

It's also true that writing music for an instrument one can't play makes it
natural for the composer to compose music that human players can't play due
to their physical limitations (not enough fingers, impossible fretting
combinations, impossible speed, etc.).

Spike:  did you know that a few centuries ago some stringed instruments had
> strings that were never bowed nor plucked?  They were meant to vibrate in
> sympathy with the ones that were played.   bill

Still pretty common:


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