This is a webpage created for new and experienced guitar
players on which type of acoustic guitar is best for which type of
music one plays.
For instance: Folk rhythms and Blues leads sound best on a
bodied steel string model while Soft Latin or Jazz rhythms and leads in
my opinion sounds best with a Classic/Spanish cut-away as in the
In my self taught
40 plus years I learned
the different NATURAL/SELF CREATED acoustic sounds a guitar can deliver
not only on what type of acoustic guitar one plays but on how one
plucks at the string/strings with a pick or thumb/fingers.
created by moving the finger softly back the forth as one strikes a
note or the last note of a lead run.
creates some cool after tones by striking one or more strings
simultaneously and applying enough pressure to slide the strings up or
down the width of the neck.
creates a gentle octave by barely touching a string or strings at the
desired fret position especially at the 7th and 12th fret.
slight pressure using the strumming palm across the strings creates a
muted or scratching sound usually done while playing rhythm, putting
the sound in the background or foreground.
striking a string with the pick angled about 30 degrees to the right
will create unique aftertones especially with a steel string guitar.
-Between Chord Stroking:
this is created by moving fingers off one chord to the next finger by
finger all in one stroke.
using all or a mix of the above can create some awesome leads.
*One can create a variation of chords by combining
two different chords....I call these "Open Harmonic Chords."