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Tekroe
post Mar 25 2008, 03:50 PM
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I have this problem when I play and trying to change chords on the same strings this ugly "Scratch" sound comes and ruin my day. Especially when I play on acoustic, You don't hear that noise when I'm charging my Guitar at max volume on my 150H Marshall AVT, Well Maybe a bit smile.gif
I guess some of you have had the same problem with the "Skvitch!" sound!

Soooo.. My question is: How do I not make that sound?
Like.. What should I do? How to move my fingers?
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post Mar 25 2008, 06:48 PM
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Well in time you learn to diminish that sound. You could try to practice every change more tightly, and don't touch the strings so much while you transfer positions, but in the end the sound is always there. Don't worry tho, the sound itself is not so unpleasant when you play everything else spot on. Just make it the part of the music too. smile.gif


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Thanks =)
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post Mar 25 2008, 09:13 PM
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QUOTE (Milenkovic Ivan @ Mar 25 2008, 06:48 PM) *
Well in time you learn to diminish that sound. You could try to practice every change more tightly, and don't touch the strings so much while you transfer positions, but in the end the sound is always there. Don't worry tho, the sound itself is not so unpleasant when you play everything else spot on. Just make it the part of the music too. smile.gif


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Not only guitarists have this problem, some singers try to avoid the sound of breathing when they record, while others (Tori Amos would be a perfect example here) don't care at all about this and make it part of their style.


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post Mar 26 2008, 06:00 AM
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Another thing is that you can have some kind of lubrication on the strings to have less "String talk" something like fast fret or Finger ease can reduce it. It will never entirely go away.

As was said it will diminish as you get better at transistions.


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post Mar 26 2008, 06:54 AM
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QUOTE (Marcus Siepen @ Mar 25 2008, 09:13 PM) *
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some singers try to avoid the sound of breathing when they record, while others (Tori Amos would be a perfect example here) don't care at all about this and make it part of their style.

for me that is a part of song,of course in standible limits...but some times it gives the nice touch to the song,and express feelings in a better and more intimate way....smile.gif


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post Mar 26 2008, 01:17 PM
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And some take it to the extreme and you can hear them breathing all the time. Like the singer from Within Temptation. Without that, I would actually like their music :/

As for guitars, you don't normally strum open chords on fast songs in studio. Most of the time, barre/power chords are used, or the chords are fingerpicked.


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QUOTE (SinoMan @ Mar 26 2008, 01:17 PM) *
As for guitars, you don't normally strum open chords on fast songs in studio. Most of the time, barre/power chords are used, or the chords are fingerpicked.


I would disagree there really, this is not a general rule. Open chords are just like any other chords, you must mute the strings there too and of course play them in songs that you find them good sounding in the arrangement. Don't see that big of connection between them and scratching sound too..


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post Mar 27 2008, 10:04 PM
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QUOTE (Milenkovic Ivan @ Mar 27 2008, 12:40 PM) *
I would disagree there really, this is not a general rule. Open chords are just like any other chords, you must mute the strings there too and of course play them in songs that you find them good sounding in the arrangement. Don't see that big of connection between them and scratching sound too..


But it's a different sound when you're sliding the barre chords around the neck.


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post Mar 27 2008, 10:20 PM
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Dont get rid of that sound, its awesome biggrin.gif


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post Mar 27 2008, 10:24 PM
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QUOTE (Robin @ Mar 28 2008, 12:20 AM) *
Dont get rid of that sound, its awesome biggrin.gif

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Maybe this sounds relates how much force you are applying when holding chords wink.gif But all in all its a cool sound wink.gif I like to hear it on records wink.gif


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