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post Apr 12 2008, 10:48 PM
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I need some help with ghost notes.I know they are notes that are felt but not heard but what is the purpose for them? I'm working on a solo that has a few and there throwing my rhythm off. sad.gif Are they there mainly to add a note if wanted?

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EDIT: Also, in a tab, let's say, ------15--15--15----(15)--- Could'nt this be read as a ghost note or a bent note?

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post Apr 13 2008, 02:48 AM
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They are a liitle more than "felt not heard" - they are typically fast quiet notes in front of other notes - a kind of ornamentation.


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post Apr 13 2008, 03:06 AM
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Thanks Andrew. So what your saying is not to pick them out as hard, just a subtle touch? Also is there situations where they could be tied to the previous note?

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post Apr 13 2008, 12:46 PM
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THese notes can be tied or played with a slide/hammer on/pull off for example. When doing a ghost note it doesn't necessarily needs to be quieter from the other notes, it just needs to be played fast and not affect the overall rhythm and note values balance in a bar.


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post Apr 13 2008, 12:50 PM
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Yeah, they can actually be silent but not always, usually just a lot quieter - sometimes they can be used as placeholders instead of a rest.


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That helped me out to thanks guys


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great explanations guys, THANK'S. All clear now.


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