#1
Hey guys, I've noticed while playing solos by myself, I often hit an open D or A string while playing high notes. Does anyone else do this/Is this musically acceptable/whatever?

I'm just curious as to whether its weird to play open "bass" notes like that while soloing by yourself. Normally in a band situation I wouldn't bother, but playing by myself makes the solos sound quite empty...
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#2
You're playing it as a drone to give more color to your playing. As long as you do it on purpose and not because of flawed technique, it's fine.
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#3
Are you playing over anything, like a backing track for example?

It just depends on what kind of accompaniment you have (or don't have). If you're playing a tune written for one guitar, then I don't think there'd be a problem with that. Whereas if there are 2 guitars written into the piece, your solos would most likely conflict with the rhythm passages.

Ultimately, it just depends on the composer and the piece. That's just my opinion.
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#4
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Is this musically acceptable/whatever?

does it sound good?

If No, then try again

If Yes, then it is acceptable.
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#5
if you don't do it on purpose, then your technique is not good enough.

if it's intentional, go for it.
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#6
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does it sound good?

If No, then try again

If Yes, then it is acceptable.


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if you don't do it on purpose, then your technique is not good enough.

if it's intentional, go for it.


Yes a combination of these two answers. Open strings are just notes...like any other note on the fretboard. If you play these meh. If you play them accidentally work on your technique.
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#7
Yes.

(I didnt actually read any of the posts, just scrolled down to the quick reply as fast as possible.)
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#8
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Hey guys, I've noticed while playing solos by myself, I often hit an open D or A string while playing high notes. Does anyone else do this/Is this musically acceptable/whatever?

I'm just curious as to whether its weird to play open "bass" notes like that while soloing by yourself. Normally in a band situation I wouldn't bother, but playing by myself makes the solos sound quite empty...

Do you want an A note or a D note in your solo? If so it's fine.

Do you not actually know whether you want an A or D note in your solo? In which case it's not so fine.

Do you know if an A or D note actually fits in your solo? Again, probably not so fine.
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#9
Sweet guys, I'm doing it more to add colour to the solo's, so judging from the responses, its seems to be ok. Thanks everyone
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