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14 Creating Parts for Guitarists with Rhythm and Chords E n very block has half a dozen kids who play guitar. How hard can it be writing for guitar? Well, if you are writing for a classical guitarist or a virtuosic featured part in a film cue or recording, then you better spend some time with a good guitarist learning what the instrument can and cannot do well. Rhythm That said, most of the time most people only write melodic lines and chords and leave it to the guitarist to work through inversions and hand positions. They insert text directions like pick or strum. There are only two critical things you need to keep in mind for notation purposes: Guitarists want to read treble clef, not bass clef or a grand staff.