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Oc­tave melodies

Oc­taves have a thicker tone than sin­gle notes – per­fect for de­liv­er­ing a stronger sound­ing melody line. The trick is to keep the idle strings silent by rest­ing any free fin­gers against them.

Thumb strum­ming

Down-strum­ming the strings with your thumb pro­vides a warm, fat tone – a tech­nique used by the great Wes Mont­gomery. Fan out your fin­gers and use the edge of the pick­guard for pur­chase.

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