parentesis


joseluiscamusr
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joseluiscamusr
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09/19/2017 3:55 pm

HI.

I wander why in the first lesson of Rock Style, the A chord have a note in paréntesis. I search in the forum about this, but the only answer I found was about the Slide. When there is a slide, you do not play the second note. But this is not the case, there is no slide here.

Thanks

Jose Luis


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ChristopherSchlegel
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ChristopherSchlegel
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09/19/2017 8:45 pm

Hey, Jose!

Originally Posted by: joseluiscamusrI wander why in the first lesson of Rock Style, the A chord have a note in paréntesis.

Notes in parenthesis indicate they are lightly muted, or not necessarily meant to be played but sometimes ring sypathetically a little anyway. In this case Anders tells you you can use that note or avoid it to make the A chord less complex & potentially muddy because that (2) is the major 3rd of the A chord & with an overdrive tone it could get muddy.

https://www.guitartricks.com/lesson.php?input=19318&s_id=1487

So you can lightly mute the string to create the muted ghost note at the 3rd fret. Or you can avoid hitting it at all.

Also, sometimes parenthesis indicate a note held over from a previous note.

Hope this helps!


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