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Fretting parallel (?) notes?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Bondtana, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Bondtana


    May 9, 2008
    I'm not sure how to word it correctly, but I was wondering if there is a correct fretting technique for playing back to back notes on different strings, but on the same frets?

    PS Is there a technical or more appropriate term if I need to reference this again?
  2. mrkreuzschlitz


    Jun 30, 2008
    Dacula, GA
    I "bar" it, or whatever the term is.

    you're saying you play a note on the 5th fret, a string, then 5th fret, d string for example?
  3. Dogbertday

    Dogbertday Commercial User

    Jul 10, 2007
    SE Wisconsin
    Blaine Music LLC
    I'd barre the notes too most likely... a little role of the finger can mute well enough for fast passages....If it's a really slow passage I might switch fingers... this also depends on where I'm going with the line. If its a root 5th octave thing I'll use my first third and fourth fingers to fret the notes
  4. matthiasss


    Jan 21, 2008
    Practice with a metronome for optimal results pick a fret and play the note on the E on one beat then play the same fret on the G. Do this for every finger 10-20 minutes a day! I think I remember Billy Sheehan mentioning this on a youtube clip from his dvd.

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