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Ghosting notes

Discussion in 'Ask Michael Dimin' started by DreamTheater200, May 30, 2004.


  1. Please can any fellow bass lovers help me! i am in the early stages of playing the bass and i can read tablature and find it pretty easy to learn from! But when it comes to ghosting notes i havent got a clue what their on about!!! HELP!!!!!! :crying:
     
  2. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    A ghost note is also known as a dead note. Basically place the freting hand fingers on the string without fretting it and then pluck with the right hand (if right handed). The result is a thump that is a cool accent to a line.

    Rocco Prestia (Tower of Power) is well known for this technique.


    Please correct me if anything I said was wrong.
    Adam Barkley
     
  3. Thanks for your help Adam i really appreciate it. :D
     
  4. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Don't thank me yet, I am not completely sure that is the right technique :D

    Pretty sure, but don't bet the farm yet.

    Wait till Mike gets here, he knows everything. :D
     
  5. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    Adam,
    Thanks - couldn't have stated it better.

    Mike