About the author: Steven Raisor received MMs in classic guitar performance and music theory, and a PhD in Humanities from The Florida State University, Tallahassee. He is currently on the faculties of Gates County High School and the College of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City, NC. Dr. Raisor also plays professionally in the local music scene.
1999 0-7734-7914-7 Although the 12-tone technique is one of the more important compositional techniques of this century, there is virtually no scholarly writing on 12-tone pieces for guitar. This work explores the 12-tone technique of composition as applied to the solo guitar, undertaking a comparative analysis of four works which exploit this technique. The pieces chosen represent four individual styles of 12-tone composition.