MetalTapper
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Join date: Sep 2012
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#1
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.

Thanks guys!
derek8520
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Join date: May 2012
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#2
Quote by MetalTapper
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.

Thanks guys!



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


A rest should be completely silent.
Shadowofravenwo
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#4
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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#5
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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#6
A ghost strum is a rest. Its used to incorporate a rest without losing the rhythm of the strumming pattern.
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