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    Schnittke uses electric bass and electric guitar in some of his orchestra works. Symphony No. 1 is the only one I remember for certain right off the bat, but I believe some of the Concerti Grossi use them as well.
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    It's pretty easy for me to play anything I learn on double bass on electric, albeit with some transition when thumb position is involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crudblud View Post
    Schnittke uses electric bass and electric guitar in some of his orchestra works. Symphony No. 1 is the only one I remember for certain right off the bat, but I believe some of the Concerti Grossi use them as well.
    His Requiem does too :3

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    I think there already is an adequate bass instrument in every orchestra: the double bass. I'd say it harmonizes better with the other instruments, I love the electric bass, though I think it goes better with the electric guitar.

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    I have made an attempt to use the electric bass guitar in orchestral music.

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    I believe Scott Johnson uses the electric bass in some of his compositions. And I know for sure he uses the electric guitar in many of them.
    I do not condone signatures or those who use them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hello View Post
    I believe Scott Johnson uses the electric bass in some of his compositions. And I know for sure he uses the electric guitar in many of them.
    And these classical compositions are ??????

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    In reply to Andante's assertions, there is in fact a way for guitar players to mimic the sustained sound of orchestral instruments:

    http://www.ebow.com/home.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yardrax View Post
    In reply to Andante's assertions, there is in fact a way for guitar players to mimic the sustained sound of orchestral instruments:

    http://www.ebow.com/home.php
    Not at all impressed but if you think that is is good enough for the BPO try an audition

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    I didn't expect you to be impressed, you've already expressed your distaste for the sound of the electric guitar. One of the points brought up previously against it's use was that it doesn't have the sustaining properties of an instrument like a violin, I was showing that this doesn't have to be the case. I don't expect the electric bass or the electric guitar to be showing up in performances of Brahms or Beethoven anytime soon, mind. But who knows what ensembles the composers of the future will demand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yardrax View Post
    In reply to Andante's assertions, there is in fact a way for guitar players to mimic the sustained sound of orchestral instruments:

    http://www.ebow.com/home.php

    today there's also the moog guitar that has infinite sustain

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