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Creating Percussive Sounds?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by CodeMonkey, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. CodeMonkey


    Oct 24, 2013
    I've been working on Heaven by Los Lonely Boys . . and I was creating the percussive sounds by plucking the A string, then quickly hammering on the note . . . it sounded pretty good. (I was playing in G, instead of Gb/F#)

    However, now the singer wants to drop it to E. So, transposing the song is easy, but, now hitting the A string doesn't quite work. The IV sounds a bit off.

    I've been trying to get a similar sound by briefly smacking the E string before playing the note, but that makes it a bit muddy, probably due to my speed. Any other advice on getting the funky percussive sound?

    Music: http://grooveshark.com/s/Heaven+Album+Version/3vTRME?src=5

    Tab: http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/l/los_lonely_boys/heaven_btab.htm

    Thanks in advance,


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