This is my first post and I plan on showing my audience a little trick I assumed everyone who played knew. While in college I learned that there is a number of people who keep the same tone while playing chords and notes. This trick mainly applies to acoustic guitar. The type of guitar you play with is a base for what tone you receive. If you play with a Taylor guitar, you usually receive a much higher in tone sound.
In this tutorial I will show you how to produce a much higher tone by moving where you strum closer to the bridge/saddle. You can also create a more harmonic sound if you strum or pick closer to the 12th fret from where you play.
I will demonstrate by playing The House of the Rising Sun by The Animals (1964)
Here are the tabs for The House of the Rising Sun by the Animals (1964).
So you know why I have chosen this song, here is the song so you can hear the type of tone it has. – The Animals ^
I also want to note that I messed up on Bob Dylan’s – Don’t Think Twice it’s Alright in the tone tip tutorial. Kyle Simokovich and I did a cover of that song and he posted the video to his personal YouTube account :
Learn the RIFF of the week and SOLO of the week
The weekly riff I challenge you to learn is a finger-picking acoustic version of Kids by MGMT.
The weekly solo I challenge you to learn is To be with You by Mr. Big.
I hope my tip will help improve your playing and if you want more tricks and tips you can SUBSCRIBE in the upper-right hand corner.
Leave comment below if you have any questions or requests of tutorials, riffs, or solos.
– Josh Yager