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Let's have some fun with open strings when we play guitar licks. As you can see in the video, I'm not using a guitar pick. There are a couple of reasons for that.
First, you get a very different sound when playing with your fretting hand's fingers. It's a softer sound, but you can also pop and pull on the strings for a snappy tone.
Second, it's often easier to incorporate open strings into your playing when using your fretting hands' fingers, because you use 4 fingers on their own strings. The thumb may play the low E, index finger the D string, middle finger the G String and ring finger the B string. This is a very different approach from playing with a pick.
You can still use a pick if you want, when using open strings when playing lead ideas. It's just a little more limiting, since you need to only play on 2 adjacent strings. With no pick, you have more options and possibilities. Try both!
Experiment with adding an open string to some of your regular licks. Figure out if the G or B or high E string fits in with the chord or key of the song, and see what cool sounds you can come up with.
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Comments on this video lesson:
I have always enjoyed your lessons and this one hits the spot well done
love your gutsy sound
Comment added on November 06, 2013
very cool.did some not realizing it.looks like I have more work to do on it. Thanks Robert
Comment added on November 23, 2012
Why don't you add a comment to this video?
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