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s o m e t a p p in g id e a s . L e t ’s
c o n t i n u e t h i s m o n t h
w i t h c h o r d a l t a p p in g
e x e r c is e s . S p e c if ic a lly , 1
t h o u g h t w e c o u ld u s e t h e
t e c h n iq u e t o c r e a t e b a s s - lin e s
a n d c h o r d s s im u lt a n e o u s ly : a n
id e a t h a t c a n b e v e r y u s e f u l in
a c c o m p a n im e n t , e s p e c ia lly in
t h e a b s e n c e o f a n o t h e r c h o r d a l
i n s t r u m e n t . Y o u m ig h t f in d t h is
c o n c e p t p a r t i c u l a r l y u s e f u l w h e n
a c c o m p a n y in g a g u i t a r s o lo w i t h
n o r h y t h m g u i t a r o r k e y b o a r d
p r e s e n t - i n a t r i o s i t u a t i o n
p e r h a p s - a n d it 's a h e l p f u l w a y
o f f i l l i n g o u t t h e h a r m o n y w h i l e
s t i l l p r o v i d i n g a b a s s - lin e .
B e f o r e w e lo o k a t s o m e
e x a m p le s , i t ’s w o r t h m e n t i o n i n g
t h a t i t h e lp s t o h a v e a n a c t io n
o n y o u r b a s s o n t h e l o w e r s id e .
H e a v i e r s t r i n g g a u g e s w i t h a
h i g h e r a c t io n a r e le s s a m e n a b le
t o t h e s e t e c h n iq u e s . A s a r u l e
o f t h u m b , y o u 'l l f i n d t h a t
r e g u l a r g a u g e s t r i n g s ( 1 0 5 4 5 )
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d i f f i c u l t i e s . A ls o , s o m e p la y e r s
lik e t o u s e a s t r i n g - m u t i n g a id
w h e n t a p p in g . Y o u c a n b u y
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