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Ghost Notes

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by frederic b. hodshon, Jul 31, 2001.


  1. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    aren't they great...in a spooky sorta way?

    fred
     
  2. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    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. Please forgive my ignorance, but what is a ghost note?
     
  4. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    ghost notes are basically muted pluckings used in syncopated lines.

    for a thorough explanation with SUPERB examples:

    www.libster.com

    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.

    fred
     
  5. Mike

    Mike

    Sep 7, 2000
    Cali
    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.