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post Sep 9 2007, 02:59 AM
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Hey, i like writing acoustic/clean songs but it doesnt matter what i do the rythm/riffs always sounds the same.
i dont know why but i guess im just used to writing in one style or something.

ive recorded 3 of my own songs and the only thing thats different is the structure and lyrics (even though the chords and riffs are different, they still sound the same)

has anyone got any ideas how i can get around this, maybe some suggestions of different acoustic styles i could listen to for ideas?

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post Sep 9 2007, 03:17 AM
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Fingerpicking blues should give you some ideas I think. I think I started to make alot better acoustic songs after I started playing/listening to this.

I can recommend Bjørn Berge, Snooks Eaglin, Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker.

Also what sounds really freakin cool, is to play, for instance, a F# Major chord with both E strings and the B string loose. You can play that almost anywhere on the fretboard.
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Actually I'm not even sure its a F#... But anyway, try to experiment with stuff like this.


Oh btw, if you really want to get into blues, check out some of Stefan Grossman's instructional DVD's.

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post Sep 9 2007, 03:33 AM
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What i try to do is use odd or rarly used chords that you just dont here everyday.I like using backwards power chords as well and throwing in Exotic scales into the mix.For some bands to open up your mind some?Days of the New '' was an awesome band before they split in the late 90's.They play acoustic on every song all the way through.Listen to several of there songs as you will here some really cool guitar parts.Also did i mention maybe using different tunnings on your guitar?You will tune mostly to D in there's songs and occasionally E Flat. smile.gif


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post Sep 9 2007, 03:34 AM
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Using different strumming patterns might help.


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post Sep 9 2007, 06:49 AM
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Take a chord you already know, move it around, take away or add notes to try and come up with a new sound.
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post Sep 9 2007, 06:57 AM
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QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Sep 9 2007, 05:49 AM) *
Take a chord you already know, move it around, take away or add notes to try and come up with a new sound.

Exactly!


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