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TreyDeschamp
post Jul 4 2008, 07:45 PM
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Could someone please help me out? I'm confused on what words like appegios and legatos are. I'm sure theres way more and if so could you guys please tell me the names and definition or something cause I need help with this?


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post Jul 4 2008, 07:53 PM
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Musical speech is mostly italian (legato, tembre, molto, addagio, Arpeggio...) What words don't you understand, just list them up we'll translate.

Arpeggio- Harp-like plucking (one string after another), guitar wise: broken up chords played one string after another
Legato- Smooth (singing- opposit would be staccato: edged, rough), guitar wise: legato means playing notes without picking (hammer-on / pull-off)

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post Jul 4 2008, 08:37 PM
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I thought arpeggios were going through a chord one note after another, in the sequence they are in the chord, and only on plucked instruments are they talked about as one string after another because most of the time that is and arpeggio. I'm not sure though.

Yeh as zw says just post any words you don't know. smile.gif
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post Jul 4 2008, 09:01 PM
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actually legato doesn't necessary mean hammerons/pull offs. It just mean significantly smoother then the norm.


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post Jul 4 2008, 09:04 PM
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QUOTE (Oxac @ Jul 4 2008, 01:01 PM) *
actually legato doesn't necessary mean hammerons/pull offs. It just mean significantly smoother then the norm.


That is true, but the only practical way that I know of is hammerons/pulloffs.


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Yeh legato technically means smooth in other instruments, but when guitarists talk about it they nearly always mean hammer ons/pull offs. Also hammerons/pulloffs are the only way of playing legato fast, you can play melodic stuff staccato or legato but guitarists never really say that about melodys much.
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post Jul 4 2008, 09:13 PM
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theoraticaly Bending and sliding is also legato


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post Jul 4 2008, 10:48 PM
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hammer on, pull off, sliding, bending - all these techniques can be used when playing legato. Legato is the way to play.

Similiar - arpeggio is a chord played note by note instead of all notes at the same time ( basic tritone chord definition - three notes played at the same time )

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post Jul 4 2008, 11:03 PM
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The reason why we commonly use hammer ons and pull offs when playing legato on the guitar is that you don't attack the notes in a legato run.
If you did, it wouldn't be legato. smile.gif


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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Jul 4 2008, 01:53 PM) *
Musical speech is mostly italian (legato, tembre, molto, addagio, Arpeggio...) What words don't you understand, just list them up we'll translate.

Arpeggio- Harp-like plucking (one string after another), guitar wise: broken up chords played one string after another
Legato- Smooth (singing- opposit would be staccato: edged, rough), guitar wise: legato means playing notes without picking (hammer-on / pull-off)


I basically dont understand any of those.


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