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As an extension to my previous drums and bass thread there was talk of guitar, and I thought I'd try and practically demonstrate how a guitar (and guitar chords in particular) are very different to piano. I accept this sounds pretty obvious, but if you want a "realistic" sounding guitar you need to use the right notes! So its the same track except I've added a strum pattern for the open E and A major chords, and there's a band filter used to create a wah pedal effect.
So an E chord on a piano is simpy E, G#, B, on a guitar however you have six strings, and you play the notes E, B, E, G#, B, E so you're spanning 2 octaves just to play a chord.
A on piano is A, C#, E, on guitar you play five strings, you don't play the top E string as thing although being a note in the chord the first string you hit is the emphasis therefore you start playing the open A string, and continue playing A, E, A, C#, E.
And of course because this is strummed you do not play all the notes at the same time so you need to switch quantise off and just shift them slightly to give that more natural feel.
So, take a peek in the caustic file and see if that all makes sense, and indeed if you think it sounds anything like a real guitar!