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My son the violist has found a string quartet piece that he would like us to play as a family despite the fact that we have an unusual combination of instruments: my wife also plays viola, I'm a guitarist and our younger son is a keyboardist.
The current plan is for my wife to play the first violin part on her viola while elder son plays the viola part. Younger son will play 2nd violin on the keyboard while I play the cello part on acoustic guitar. (Another alternative would be for me to play the cello part on trombone, but it includes a few chords. Hard to do those..)
So, my question: the piece alternates between arco and pizzicato, and I'm wondering what the best way is to achieve a similar distinction on the acoustic or classical guitar. I don't want to create a bowed-string sound effect; I'm just wondering what the best way is to smooth out the transitions for the arco parts and exaggerate them on the pizzicato parts.
Any advice appreciated.