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Ghost

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by eljayz, Aug 4, 2005.


  1. eljayz

    eljayz

    Apr 12, 2005
    I am beginning to learn the bass. I've been hearing the term, "ghosting". I am just wondering if someone would explain this concept to me. I am clueless!!
     
  2. ghosting is when the response time on your LCD monitor is too low for the content on the screen, so you see the images "ghosting" across
     
  3. seanlava

    seanlava

    Apr 14, 2005
    a "ghost" note is the same as a "dead" note. It's essentially a percussive tone that has no actual pitch. You play them by muting the string with your left hand, and plucking with your right. For great examples of dead notes, listen to Jaco Pastorius or Rocco Prestia of Tower Of Power. They both used ghost notes extensively in their fingerstyle funk performances.
     
  4. 4x4Given

    4x4Given

    Jul 2, 2005
    Austin, TX
    Is a ghost note sometimes referred to as a grace note?
     
  5. MichaelScott

    MichaelScott

    Jul 27, 2004
    Moorpark CA
    No. A grace note has an actual pitch- but it is supposed to be so fast that the composers don't bother giving it a time value.