ExAmplE1 Syn­co­pated & choked rhythm

Guitar Techniques - - LEARNING ZONE -

It’s im­por tant to keep the G7 shape fret ted through­out this ex­am­ple. per­cus­sive sounds are achieved by us­ing a ‘squeeze and re­lease’ fret­ting hand tech­nique: squeeze the gui­tar neck to fret the shape, then re­lease fret­ting pres­sure (but with­out tak­ing your fin­gers off the strings com­pletely) to cre­ate the damped chords. It’s a tech­nique that will be­come sec­ond na­ture af­ter a while.

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