Ghost Notes

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Zoot H Rollo, Jul 31, 2001.

  1. Zoot H Rollo

    Zoot H Rollo

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    aren't they a spooky sorta way?

  2. Yvon


    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    I learned to use them over the years.
    I play my regular note softer and the gost louder, so they are about the same level. I like to use them...must be my Jaco and Rocco influences.
  3. Drop_D

    Drop_D Guest

    Aug 1, 2001
    Portugal , Oporto
    Please forgive my ignorance, but what is a ghost note?
  4. Zoot H Rollo

    Zoot H Rollo

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    ghost notes are basically muted pluckings used in syncopated lines.

    for a thorough explanation with SUPERB examples:

    click on lessons, then click on ghost notes 1 and/or ghost notes 2.

    get there quickly, the site is rumored to go down any day.

  5. Mike


    Sep 7, 2000
    Great when used appropriately.
  6. Yes, and not just syncopated lines. They're used in swing and shuffles too. They're a type of embellishment and like all embellishments they sound great when used tastefully and lame when they're overused.