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Jazz & More Guitar Lessons: Ghost Notes

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Tricks and Techniques,
Ghost Notes.
I'm gonna show you a really
cool trick that I have
picked up from some of my
favorite saxophone players.
John Coltrane Michael Brecker, etcetera.
To using alternate fingerings and
that way creating kind of a ghost note,
kind of sound.
You can do that on guitar, as well.
On a piano, it's difficult and
you have to hit the same key twice and
you don't get that same effect.
It's like, you can do that on guitar.
[SOUND] It sounds pretty cool.
Like playing two times
[SOUND] on the same note.
[MUSIC]
I do that as well,
but to get that kind of ghost note effect,
you can play the same note
[SOUND] on two different strings.
For instance, a.
G.
[SOUND] 3rd position first string and
[SOUND] 8th position second string.
[MUSIC]
So you can either start here.
[MUSIC]
Or you start here.
[SOUND] The opposite way.
It's gonna sound different.
[SOUND] Or.
[SOUND] Or you can do that on,
on the second and third string.
[SOUND] Or.
[SOUND] And
you can do it lower down, as well.
I like it sounds better up in
the higher register if you ask me.
But you can of course,
do it [SOUND] Down here, as well.
If you manage to get this
concept into your playing
your phrasing's gonna get better and
more alive, I think.
So for instance,
[SOUND] mixing it up with.
[MUSIC]
And so on.
[MUSIC]
So
I'm gonna play along with
the mixolydian backing track now and
gonna use some of these ghost notes
on guitar on different strings.
And then practice this and
send in a video of yourself practicing or
doing this and
I will give you feedback and suggestions.
Thank you.
[SOUND]
[MUSIC]