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Old 03-22-2013, 04:54 PM   #1
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ghost strumming?

Quick question:

What is the difference between the rest and a ghost strum? When you still have to come down past the strings on the 'rest' to come up on the third count, why couldn’t I just use the 'rest' as another count? This is where I was getting lost while trying this and it was throwing me off in the count as I was going down on three and not up.

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Old 03-22-2013, 06:16 PM   #2
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Quick question:

What is the difference between the rest and a ghost strum? When you still have to come down past the strings on the 'rest' to come up on the third count, why couldn’t I just use the 'rest' as another count? This is where I was getting lost while trying this and it was throwing me off in the count as I was going down on three and not up.

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What do you mean by a ghost strum? Do you mean scraping the pick across muted strings?


A rest should be completely silent.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:21 AM   #3
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Count out loud.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:21 AM   #4
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A ghost strum is you miss the strings, and your hand moving. The notes will still ring out. A rest is completely silent. With ghost strumming you keep your hand moving up and down regardless of whether you are hitting a note or notes or not.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:44 AM   #5
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A ghost strum is a guitar-related, physical concept.

A rest is an actual music theory thing that relates to all instruments.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:11 PM   #6
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A ghost strum is a rest. Its used to incorporate a rest without losing the rhythm of the strumming pattern.
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:30 PM   #7
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Awesome. Thanks guys!
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