California Guitar Archives

Buzz Gravelle: They Go on Mumbling . . . (An Elegy for John Cage)

Buzz Gravelle: They Go on Mumbling . . . (An Elegy for John Cage): For four prepared classical guitars


NEW EDITION! Newly engraved, with new diagrams and explanations of the preparations. Also available as a digital download! Print version includes complete performance score and parts for the fourth movement. They Go on Mumbling. . . is for four classical guitars to which items are either attached directly to the strings or inserted in between the strings and the guitar in order to alter the usual sound of the guitar. This is one of the first, if not the first, quartet of prepared guitar music ever published. Note that much care has been taken to ensure that none of the preparations are harmful in any way. Because many of the prepared sounds are soft, it is suggested to amplify performances taking place in large spaces. Note: the entire work is on both the Modern Arts Guitar Quartet CD/DVD and the Buzz Gravelle Original Compositions CD.

This edition is formatted at "Concert" size, 9x12in, ideal for reading on an iPad Pro. The print edition is printed on high quality 28lb paper.