Stockhausen Guitar Music Improvisation/compostion Concepts

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These are a few concepts taken from the compositional thinking of composer Karlheinz Stockhausen.

The first idea is a 5/4 Vamp. This employs alternate picking starting on an upstroke.

Karlheinz Stockhausen Guitar Music 5/4 Vamp

The next idea is to employ an atonal line in triplets moving from the “Bass strings to Treble strings”

Karlheinz Stockhausen Guitar Music triplet atonal line Bass to Treble Strings

The next ideas are a variation of the beginning vamp but they employ semitones as the answer effect.

Karlheinz Stockhausen Guitar Music answer effect
Karlheinz Stockhausen Guitar Music answer effect

Lastly we employ our old friend the atonal triplet figure again:

Karlheinz Stockhausen Guitar Music triplet atonal line

This are just a few basic ideas from Stockhausen which light up the road for creative guitar thinking.

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