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Friday, 9 March 2012

One Pickup is cool

A little test for all you guitarists out there. It really is all in the hands: use one pickup and no tone control for a while. Learn how to get different tonalities by picking at different points on the string ... use pinch harmonics, rakes, bends ... all the stuff you can just do with your fingers. No delay, flange, chorus ... even abandon your overdrive if you dare ... Just use you. It takes real thought about what you're playing, and real commitment to the emotion behind the notes ... but I guarantee that a couple of weeks practising like this will improve your playing a hell of a lot.

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