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Ghost notes?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by tezrez, Jan 1, 2002.

  1. what is a ghost note and how is it played?
  2. just dont press down any fret and cover the string with your left hand and hit the string. i use them whlie slapping and poping to create a percussive sound.
  3. Also known as a scratch(more commonly used with guitars) or a muted note.
  4. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    take your fretting hand, rest it across the strings, and lightly rake your picking hand over the strings, you dont want to make any notes, or produce any harmonics. you just want to hear a percussive type sounds. or a muted sound. Sorry I cant give you the proper definition, but im sure someone here can explain it alot better than i did.

    Rocco Prestia of Tower of Power uses alot of ghost notes, you should listen to some of his work if you want to hear good examples of how to use them, and to get an idea of what they sound like.

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