Guitar is a transposing instrument. Report deleted!
Hi, an hour ago I reported a bug where I point out that the guitar and bass guitar are not been transposed by musescore. My report has been deleted and got the following e-mail:
"Guitar is not a(n octave) transposing instrument, it is notated using the G Clef 8va bassa. Bass Guitar is octave transposong though, notated with the standard bass clef, but sounding an octave lower"
Well, I've been a guitarist for 25 years and this is news to me. The guitar, is notated an octave higher to avoid using the bass clef. All professional guitar sheet music is notated this way and they reiterate this in almost every guitar method I've read through the years. Any guitarist knows this.
Also, in my report, I mentioned other issues that affected the bass guitar clef as well and it was ignore.
Can any body please provide some proof to this statement?
Take any official guitar sheet music, play the notes on the piano and compare it to the original recording. You'll hear the notes on the piano sounding an octave higher than the guitar in the original recording.