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11-10-2001, 07:02 PM
A lot of the times I'll hear people playing solos and it sounds like they're hitting more than one string, but when you get the tab it shows it in single notes. How do they make single notes sound so full even while playing slow?
11-10-2001, 08:04 PM
I sometimes rake every string before hitting my target note on the high E, so there's a big noise prior to the note I play, I have seen BB king do it, that's where I have picked it
11-10-2001, 08:48 PM
It could be that they are using a chorus effect, or something like it, which would mean that although they only play one note, several notes ring out. Good overdrive will help fatten out the sound, and reverb will also give a bit more prescence to the note.
11-11-2001, 01:47 PM
For what its worth useing a rake, on muted open,
strings useing your left hand or right hand is what i think your,refering to!And most tabs don't include this,
Technique in them.(But they should!)
11-11-2001, 11:51 PM
Skee, you're completely right, I sort of misinterpreted the question - reading at as having more than one note ring out, though it only tabs one. Playing muted strings at the same time as strinking the correct note is right, and a technique I use a lot myself.
11-12-2001, 08:09 AM
What the artists may be doing in "Pinch or Semi-Harmonics." It's a technique widely known as a "screamer" that only really works on high gain, that you induce by VERY lightly douching the string that is being picked, at the exact moment that it is being picked. It often sound like two notes being played, an octave apart.
Feedback has this effect as well, although it's slightly delayed.
Hope you find that useful
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