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Old 02-03-2013, 06:00 PM   #1
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New Acoustic Techniques?

Just started an acoustic group with guitar (me), bass, and singer. I feel as if our covers are boring and need something new. Are there any unusual or interesting acoustic techniques I could try? Normally I just use different strumming patterns, incorporate they keyboard part of a song into the guitar part, etc. Thanks!
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:03 PM   #2
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Experiment with different tunings (I know, PREDICTABLE!). Look up Andy Mcgee. That helped me increase my creativity. Or try this: Play a chord, then do some kind of finger tap on top of that chord. Let the chord ring, while doing a finger tap. By finger tap, I don't mean some Eddie Van Halen tap. Just a couple taps/notes to coincide with the current chord. It helps create more texture and/or richness. I know it's vague advise. But just try it!
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Try listening to some decent acoustic guitar players and take some notes

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Old 02-05-2013, 05:18 PM   #5
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Maybe Vicki Genfan's videos on Truefire? Acoustic Rhythm Guitar and 3D Acoustic Guitar.

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