What is a ghost note!?! A ghost note is often produced to creata a percussive effect, or just
a different way to express the line. It is often heard by country guitar players, and "chicken pickin'"
is the style of playing that you should check out if you want to learn more on this topic!
In this example, we're using the thumb on the right hand to pluck that A string while we mute
the string with our left hand. The ghost note is marked with an "x" in the notation and TAB.
Have fun! Ghost Notes on Guitar! - ProGuitar – 00:52 — Pro Guitar
@Hudson_Dean Hey man! Great question! I think I can add something to this thread. I really love that Fingerstyle Guitar always is changing, and I discover new ways of playing all the time! If you look at the "Boom Chick" Chet Atkins Style, there's many players playing in this style - but there are some significant differences between say Merle Travis and Chets playing! Chet played the bass notes very articulated and usually have the same picking pattern for the right hand thumb. For instance, if he'd play a regular C chord in the open position, he'd play the A string first, then the D string, then the E string, and back to the D string. That's in 4/4. Merle on the other hand would kind of "strum" and strike several bass-notes at the same time using the thumb pick. Starting on the A string, and then kind of strum the D, G and even the B string at once, and then play the low E string and then strum those 3 strings again! Similar to Chet but still way different! There are so many things that I could add to this topic but for now I'll let someone else take over, and I'll be back!! Looking forward to reading more from you Hudson! Kind regards/Emil
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