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[MUSIC]
One, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
Alright I wanna talk to you about sound,
and the guitar, every electric guitar has
a volume knob.
And not only does it control the volume.
But it also controls the amount of
distortion that you have.
And I want to give you the power of the
volume knob by demonstrating what it does.
Now first of all, if you have it cranked
all the way up, and
you have a distorted amp like I do.
I've got some fuzz on there.
[MUSIC]
So I've got, I've definitely got some,
some grindy fuzz.
But, if I want a clean sound,
all I have to do is turn down my volume
[SOUND].
And you have a much cleaner sound, almost
like an acoustic guitar.
[SOUND] So I'm gonna make my volume, let's
see how low I get it.
[SOUND] That's pretty low.
I would say, that's about one and a half,
maybe even less, and I really recommend
that for these beginning exercises, cuz
we're gonna do some strumming.
And and also it takes a lot of technique
to control that distorted sound.
And we're gonna build that technique, but
I don't want to get overwhelmed with that
right away with the chaos that can happen.
You know, feedback and, and noise.
And and that, those things really come
jumping out of the guitar when
it's cranked all the way up.
So we'll get there, but for now, let's put
our volume on about one and a half and
then we have a nice, clean sound to work
with and as we go we'll slowly crank up.
Well let's start out here.
It's a great starting place.
Nice, clean sound.
Similar to an acoustic guitar but
on electric.
We have many sounds from this great
instrument.
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