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Panayiotis KOKORAS Superstrings for electric guitar and electronics

2014


Panayiotis KOKORAS          

Superstrings  

for electric  guitar  and  electronics                  

composed for  Stefan  Östersjö    

                              Duration  8’  46  minutes             Denton,  Texas   ©  2014  All  Rights  Reserved  


Superstrings

Panayiotis Kokoras

Crispy with agility q = 70 fingerneils should "pluck" the fingerboard bottom corner together with the string; ~A3 tension r.h. cornerboard trem as the string is very loose some of the fingerrings might even miss to pluck the string >r.h. tapping 9 9 9 ˆˆˆˆˆ ˆ 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 2 ˆ ˆˆˆˆˆˆˆ ˆ 4 Electric Guitar ˆ ˆˆ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ 4 1f 4p „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ ami

a mi

C17

C7

the string should touch the wood at the bottom of the fingerboad

stretch with left hand

Electronics

move the string at the bottom edge of the fingerboard towards the neck

place the string at oridnary position

2/4 tape & click-track start one bar 2/4 earlier r.h. tapping

4

r.h. cornerboard trem

~A3 tension

3 4

E.Gtr. C7

9

9

9

„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„

4 4

3 ˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆ 4 „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ p F 9

9

9

9

9

9

11

00:10

Elec.

A

play the string softly at the given fret area; the string should not go off the magnet

r.h. siderboard pickup trem

7

4 4

E.Gtr. C7

5 666666666666666666666666666666666666 666666666666666666666666666666666666 4 π 9

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 66

put enough tension to un-stuck the string from the pick-up magnets

release the tension enough to magnetise the string on the pick-up; a pop sound might be produced

00:19

Elec.

~D2 tension

r.h. plucking

10

4 4 fœ i

E.Gtr. C7

0

with r.hand. press down the string on the given fret; do not tap

r.h. siderboard pickup trem

∑ œ.

3 66 666666666666666666 4 9

9

release the tension enough to magnetise the string on the pick-up; a pop sound might be produced

9

9

6 6 6 6 6C15 6 66 666 66 6 6 666666666 66 6 9

>+ œ

2 4F

i

Œ

l.h. snapping

stretch the string suddenly to produce an attack like effect

00:30

Elec.

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B

2

~F#2 tension

r.h. siderboard pickup trem

r.h. plucking

13

4œ 4f

9

i

C17

E.Gtr.

9

9

9

9

9

r.h. cornerboard trem

9

9

9

9

9

9

„ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ ˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆ 5 ˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆ„ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ ≈ . 4 π P

666666666666666666666666666 666666666„„

π

0

r.h. tapping

r.h. cornerboard trem

00:38

Elec.

C

~A3 tension

r.h. tapping

4 4

C17

E.Gtr.

C7

r.h. cornerboard trem

9

ami

16

9 9 ˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆ ˆ 9 9 9 9 ˆ ˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ f ˆ ˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ ˆˆˆˆ „ p „ „ P„ „ „ „ „ „ „ „

r.h. plucking

9

ami

3 4 p„ „

„ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „„„„

00:49

Elec.

 D Parrot Tactics

tap the string and hold down

9

7 w+ 4f

9

„ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ ˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆ P„ „ „ „ „ „

E.Gtr. C7

r.h. tapping

r.h. tapping

19 9

~F#2 tension

l.h. snapping

Œ

œ

Œ

9

C12

7

9

9

4 ˆˆˆˆ ˆˆˆ ˆˆˆ ˆˆˆˆ ˆˆˆ ˆˆˆ ˆˆˆ ˆˆˆˆ ˆˆˆ ˆˆˆ ˆˆˆ 4p poco a poco cresc.

                     7

9

stretch the string suddenly to produce an attack like effect

7

very soft snaps of the string

the string should not remain too loose

00:58

Elec.

22

E.Gtr.

as it gets louder the sudden streches should be more dramatic and extreme 9

9

01:10

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

ˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆ ˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆ ˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆ poco a poco cresc. f ›

Elec.

9


E 25

9

9

9

9

9

9

3 ˆ ˆ ˆˆ ˆ ˆ ˆˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆˆ ˆ ˆ ˆˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆˆ ˆ ˆ ˆˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ 4 4Ï 4

E.Gtr.

C5

3

hold firmly the string down on the indicated fret; do not release in between the snaps

+ w

i

› › › › 3

››››› › › 3

poco a poco decresc.

01:20

Elec.

F >· ˙

28

+ w

E.Gtr. C5

› › › ›

gradually reduce the tension and as a result the pitch contour

rit.

+ w

f

P ›.

˛ a tempo

hold down the normal notehead and pluck the diamond shape on the given fret. the r.h. (i) finger should not release fully the tension

>· ˙ F

a i C15

C12

≈ gradually reduce the tension and≈as a result the pitch contour

01:29

Elec.

r.h. cornerboard trem

31

˙· P a

C17

E.Gtr.

œ

i

C9

≈

œ‚ p

≈

œ

a mi

9

9

change to 6th string 9

„ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ π„ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „

œ

Ó

Ó leave aside the stick with the string wrapped

01:39

Elec.

 G Rails Rumble fingerneils should "pluck" the fingerboard top corner together with the string;

r.h. board tremolo as the string is very loose some of the fingerrings might even miss to pluck the string

34

a mi

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

„„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ 6„ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „

E.Gtr.

C9 C7

∏

L.H. C5

01:50

Elec.

9

π

l.h. bend up to boardcorner

adjust the string close to the neck so a rather buzzy quality should be produced

p

position L.H. finger 3 at 5th fret and bend up to the corner of the fingerboard the L.H. should hold down lighlty the string

π

P


4

> 9 9 9 10 ∑ ˆ 9 9 ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆ 2„ „ „ „ „ „ 4 ˆ„ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ P 4 p „ „ „ „ „ „F „ „ „ „ „ „ 4 f ~A3 tension

37 C17

E.Gtr.

C7

r.h. tapping

r.h. board tremolo

l.h. ord. l.h. bend down

l.h. bend down the string to produce an ~A3

l.h. bend up to boardcorner

L.H. C5

gradually release the bend to the ord position l.h. should still hold down softly the string

2 4

∑ ≈ ‰ „. release l.h. ß

Œ

i

C9

gradually release to ord and bend up l.h. should still hold down softly the string

02:00

Elec.

 H

bottom of the fingertip should "tap" the string ~G#3 tension > 9 9 r.h. top sideboard & string tapping ˆˆˆˆˆ 9 9 9 9 9 9 ˆˆˆˆˆˆ ˆ ˆ ˆˆˆ2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 f P r.h. should tap at the top of fingerboard and the

r.h. tapping

~D3 tension

40 C22

4 4

E.Gtr. C7

C11

r.h. board tremolo 9

9

2222222222222222222222„

9

„„„„„„„„„„„„„

gradually release the bend to ord l.h. should still hold down softly the string

l.h. bend up to boardcornerl.h. bend up to boardside

l.h. bend down

9

L.H. C5

02:07

Elec.

the r.h fingertips should tap the string at the top of fingerboard towards the neck

r.h. top sideboard & string tapping

43 9

9

9

3 „„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„ 4ƒ P

E.Gtr. C7

9

9

r.h. string & neck tapping 9

9

9

9

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 Û2 2Û Û2 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û

l.h. ord.

p

l.h. bend up to boardcorner

l.h. bend up to boardside

L.H. C5

02:17

Elec.

46

r.h. board & string plucking 9

9

9

2Û 2Û Û2 2Û 2Û Û2 2Û 2Û Û2 2Û 2Û Û2 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û Û2 2Û 2Û Û2 2Û 2Û Û2 2Û 2Û 2Û

E.Gtr. C7

9

9

9

2Û 2Û Û2 2Û 2Û Û2 2Û 2Û 2Û 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 7 8

9

9

22222 22 2 2 2 2 22 2„

„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„

l.h. bend up to neck gradually release the bend to ord l.h. should still hold down softly the string

02:25

Elec.

9


Rubies I Purified bend the string

r.h. string on pickup & neck tapping

r.h. plucking

49

3 „∑ 8 ƒ-

0

≈ ∑ release l.h. π

i

C17

E.Gtr.

the string is bended on the top of the board r.h. taps the string from top side of the board

C15

r.h. string & neck tapping

>2 0Û Û 0Û 0Û Û 0Û 0Û Û 0Û 0Û Û 0Û 0Û Û 0Û 0Û Û 0Û 0Û Û 0Û 0Û Û 0Û 0Û Û 2Û 2Û Û 2Û 2Û Û 2Û 2Û Û 2Û 2Û Û 2Û

~A4 tension

9 8

l.h. ord.

0

0

0

0

9

l.h. bend up to neck

0

0

0

0

9

0

2

9

2

2

2

9

r.h. board tremolo

3 22222222222222„„„„„„„„„„„„„ 4f 9

9

9

l.h. bend up to boardcorner

extreme bend to the string so to reach the neck

L.H. C5

5

r.h. top sideboard & string tapping

bend up until the string is magnetised by the pickups

as you loose the bend the string should unstick from the pickups

adjust the string close to the neck so a rather buzzy quality should be produced

02:33

Elec.

 J bend down silently r.h. plucking before plucking

r.h. plucking

52

„ ƒ

Œ

i

C15

E.Gtr.

Œ

3 8

„ i

the string passes the board corner

r.h. string on pickup & neck tapping

r.h. string & neck tapping

~C#4 tension

2¿

∑

4 4

>2Û 2Û Û 2Û 2Û Û 2Û 2Û Û 2Û 2Û Û 2Û 2Û Û 2Û 2Û Û 2Û 2Û Û 2Û 2Û Û 2Û 2Û Û 2Û 2Û 2

π

2

2

2

9

2

2

2

9

2

2

Û2 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û

9

9

l.h. bend up to neck

l.h. ord. l.h. bend down

extreme bend to the string so to reach the neck

L.H. C5

bend up until the string is magnetised by the pickups

02:41

Elec.

the string is bended on the top of the board r.h. taps the string from top side of the board

r.h. top sideboard & string tapping

55

222222222222222222222222222222222222

C15

E.Gtr.

f

C7

9

9

9

r.h. plucking

r.h. board tremolo

9

7 „„ „„ „ „ „„ „„ „ „„ „ „„ „„ „ „ „„ „ „„ „„ „„„„„ 8ƒ 9

9

9

Ó

i

release l.h.

5

L.H. C5

02:48

Elec.

 l.h. tap the string and bend up to the neck

K

r.h. plucking l.h. tapping

58

3 8

C15

E.Gtr.

C7

r.h. string on pickup & neck tapping

r.h. string & neck tapping

~D4 tension

„ ˆÛ ¿2 4 >2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û Û2 2Û 2Û Û2 Û2 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û 2Û ∑ l.h.∑ bend∑up to neck 4 π 9 9 9 9 i

0

L.H. C5

gradually release the bend to ord l.h. should still hold down softly the string

02:57

Elec.

r.h. top sideboard & string tapping

222222222222222222222222222„ „ 9

ƒ

9

9

„„„„„„„ 9


6 r.h. board tremolo

61

r.h. top sideboard & string tapping

„ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ 222222222222222222

C15

E.Gtr.

C5

9

9

9

222222222222222222222222222222222222 222222222222222222222222222222222222

9

l.h. bend up to boardcorner

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

l.h. bend up to neck

L.H. C5

follow the l.h. bend line with picks bend the string at the neck and valleys up to the fingerboard corner

03:06

Elec.

L 64

9 8

C15

E.Gtr.

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2222 2 9

9

9

9

5

l.h. press down strongly and release gradually to produce a pitch bend sound

r.h. plucking r.h. tapping

5 4 >œ i

3 4

œ ˆˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ P

l.h. bend down

˙+

f

Œ

C5

l.h. bend down

L.H. C5

03:16

Elec.

˙+ . Pl.h. bend down

E.Gtr.

6 4

C5

L.H. C5

≈

r.h. tapping

l.h. tapping

67

~D#2 tension

C15

≈

‰ +œ ˙ ∑

Œ

C13

~C3 tension

+

5 (ˆ˙ ..) 4

Ó

hold down with the l.h thumb on 12 fret

              7

~G#3 tension

tap with r.h. and witout releasing the r.h. finger bend down with the l.h.

change to 1st string

~G#3 tension

7

use the whammy bar for he tremolo

03:26

Elec.

 Whispering Wires

M

4 4

E.Gtr. C5

03:38

Elec.

~D3 tension

~C#4 tension

70

˙+ . i

1 stretch the string as indicated; an oscilation type of sound should be produced

Œ

3 4

∑

˙+ . i


C22

+ w.

~F3 tension

73

6 4p

E.Gtr.

hold firmly the string down on the indicated fret; do not release in between the snaps

i

3 8

P7

N

+ > œ ‰ ‰ ∑

4 4

›                                                7

7

7

7

w+

F

7

7

7

~F#5 tension

7

7

7

› ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛

snap the string by stretching the string with the l.h. instantly and release, r.h. finger should hold down the string firmly dissallowing the string from complete release

03:47

Elec.

C22

w+

76

E.Gtr.

~A5 tension

ƒ

w+

w+

f

›                                                                     7

7

7

7

20:16

  

03:57

Elec.

w

79 C22

E.Gtr.

w

› 

5 8 

∑ œ

p ∑ 

Œ

04:07

Elec.

O 82

5 4

E.Gtr.

w

f

œ

w

ä ä ä ä ä ä 6:10            the snaps with tenuto accent implies that after the

›                      13

snap the string is not released but some tension remains; the right finger should press firmly the string

04:16

Elec.

p

œ ä 

ä 

p

˙

˙

ä

ƒ ä

4 4P ›


8 85

E.Gtr.

P Lament for a Drop

˙

r.h. plucking

Ó

p ä

r.h. tapping

˙ i

C15 C9

F ≈

p

~C#3 tension

œ

œ ƒ

‰.

˙

l.h. snapping

press down strongly the string so that it holds the string somewhat tight after snaping

∑ œœ p ›

~G4 tension

~A#3 tension

04:28

Elec.

88

5 4

E.Gtr.

C9 C7

œ

Q

r.h. tapping

r.h. plucking

∑ ‰ œ ˙. π

i

Ó

˙

i

i

~E3 tension

˙

Œ

4 4P

~C#3 tension

r.h. tapping œ +œ œ

r.h. plucking

F

~D#2 tension

~G#3 tension

04:38

Elec.

91

E.Gtr.

œ œ.

ƒ

œ +œ .

˙

r.h. tapping

p

l.h. snapping

~E5 tension

œ

œ

+œ ≈

~C#4 tension

œ ›

œ

~D4 tension

C19

+œ ≈

œ ›

œ

~C4 tension

˙ ›

~B4 tension

04:50

Elec.

94 C17

E.Gtr.

05:01

Elec.

+

œœ

‰.

7 œ. 8P

~G3 tension

Œ

9 8

+œ Œ

˙ ›

‰ ‰ ‰ ~E3 tension

4 4

Œ

Œ

Œ

Œ


97

r.h. sliding

∑

E.Gtr.

Rainbow Bird

R

CHANGE GUITAR II

∑

w+ p

9

hit n hold down the tuning fork on the first fret and slide slowly as indicated

while you slide the tuning fork longitudina to the string apply some extra slow motion up and down so the scraped areas will trigger more sound

05:11

Elec.

w

E.Gtr.

≤

w≥

≤

100

≥

w≤

apply some pressure on the string during the up and down tuning fork movement

≥

[E6]

≤

bow behind the "middle" pickup towards the bridge

05:21

Elec.

103

w≥

≤

≥

≤

w≥

≤ œ

bow close to the bridge;

w ≥

≤

5 4

E.Gtr.

as you pass by the pickups the tuning fork resonance might be reinforced

05:31

Elec.

106

E.Gtr.

fi 05:44

Elec.

∑ left hand should mute all the string by touching them at the lower part of fingerboard

S Creaky bow ≥ [B5] r.h. sliding w≤

4 4

p

w≤

poco a poco cresc.

≥

œ


w≤

10 109

≥

´ ´ r.h. sliding       

springing arpeggio

E.Gtr.

>

>

≤

w

produce an arpegio like gesture by bouncing the tuning fork across the strings from top to bottom and back to top

05:55

Elec.

˙

112

E.Gtr.

> ˆ

l.h. tapping

> ˆ

≥

w

i

i

≤

w

l.h. thumbnail scratching

tap the string four frets below the position of tuning fork

scratch softly with the thumbnail of the left hand as you move longitudinal to the string; the rest of the fingers should continue to muffle the strings

06:05

Elec.

115

≥

˙

E.Gtr.

springing arpeggio

 .

´

´

   . >

 w >

≤

≥

w

≤

≥

produce an arpegio like gesture by bouncing the tuning fork across the strings from top to bottom and back to top

06:15

Elec.

l.h. tapping

118

ˆ ˆ ˆ . > > > ˙

E.Gtr.

06:26

Elec.

3

≤

≥

´

springing arpeggio

>

 .

´    >

w

≤

≥


121

w

E.Gtr.

≤ 

≥ ä    .

≤ ä    .

≥ 

w

11 dual brong sliding

the two lines indicate both of the tuning fork prongs scratch the strings

as you reach the first fret you should stop thumbnail scratching and unmute the strings

06:36

Elec.

T Highway Turn 124

E.Gtr.

F

make small circular or figure eight movements of the tuning fork on the strings with emphasis the low E string

w

slightly greater gesture with increase speed motion and some extra pressure

w

use the whammy to create rather low gestures

06:46

Elec.

127

E.Gtr.

w

w

w

w

w

06:57

Elec.

 U 130

E.Gtr.

w 07:07

Elec.

make small circular or figure eight movements of the tuning fork on the three low strings


12 133

E.Gtr.

w

w

w

w

w

w

07:17

Elec.

136

E.Gtr.

07:27

Elec.

with the tuning fork press down all the strings and slide by intensifying the gesture toward the end

139

E.Gtr.

w

3 4

w

˙. Ï

07:38

Elec.

V 142

4 4

E.Gtr.

07:47

Elec.

w

w

w


13 145

E.Gtr.

w

w

w

07:57

Elec.

with the tuning fork press down all the strings and slide by intensifying the gesture toward the end

148

E.Gtr.

w

w

w

Ï

08:08

Elec.

CHANGE GUITAR I

151

∑

E.Gtr.

∑

∑

∑

∑

08:18

Elec.

˙

r.h. plucking

156

5 4

E.Gtr.

∑

4 4

i

the very loose string should rattle on the fingerboard

Ó

∑

08:35

Elec.

 8' 46


Superstrings  

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