The guitar is one of the most popular musical instruments in the world. It is therefore no wonder that many musicians express the desire to use this particular instrument in their recordings. And as I have come to learn over the years, there are several options that are open to such musicians, who wish to use the guitar in their recordings.
People who wish to use the guitar in musical recordings have the option of either using a single (acoustic) guitar or multiple (electric) guitars in the recordings. The question of using multiple guitars arises if one desires to have a song backed up by a distinct lead guitar, a distinct rhythm guitar and a distinct bass guitar. Sometimes, when we have recordings of Music being graded for quality, those that are backed up by the three distinct electric guitars tend to score higher than those based on a single acoustic guitar. But then again, people with sophisticated tastes in music sometimes show a preference for ‘one man guitar’ music.
If the musician opts to use multiple guitars, there are two further options that become available to him. The first one is the option of having the various types of guitars played all at once, as is usually the case in a live performance. The second one is the option of having each type of guitar played individually (with a track for each type of guitar being thus obtained), and then having the tracks mixed to get a well synchronized recording.
It is worth noting that these matters to do with musical recording have become very simple nowadays. Thanks to computer-based music recording technologies, it is very easy to set up a recording studio. To deal with the legal formalities, one always has the option of setting up a Sunbiz corporation which would then serve as the ‘parent company’ for the studio. After that, the only thing that one needs to do on an ongoing basis is to file a Sunbiz annual report on a regular basis. Having thus set up a musical recording company, the next challenge is that of getting artists to use the facility. Thereafter, it is upon the artists to make their own decisions on questions like the one on whether to use the guitar in their musical recordings.