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    Hi Folks!

    Do you have any advice how to impelemnt open strings into single note soloing/improvisation? How to practice that?

    Some examples:
    1:20

    2:46, 3:52


    Cheers!

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    Listen to Gabor Szabo.

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    I unfortunately cannot give you specific exercises to work on, but this video has given me some ideas that I hope to work on and explore further at some points.

    Starting around 12 mins in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chemiorro
    Hi Folks!

    Do you have any advice how to impelemnt open strings into single note soloing/improvisation? How to practice that?

    Some examples:
    1:20

    2:46, 3:52


    Cheers!
    Ah Reiner! Such a great sound.

    i don’t know about Reiner, who I think has been quite mathematical, but many players are quite experimental about this. You take the theoretical/mathematical and see whether open strings belong to a mode/voicing etc, or you could just experiment and see what sounds good.

    the important thing really is just to get used to it. Maybe make a note of sounds you like?

    I like Peter Bernstein for open strings as well.

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    Campanellas or over-ring scales are cool too. Can you play a given scale with a combination of open and and stopped notes over ringing as much as possible?

    Great for fretboard knowledge

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    Carl Verheyen talks a little about open strings here:



    If your not familiar with him, not a jazz guy, he's a studio musician with his own band also...


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    There's a video where Eric Johnson talks about playing an open string to enable jumping the left hand to another position. Same thing Carl Verheyen ^ is talking about.

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    Three jazz guitarists who often incorporate open strings in their playing are Ralph Towner, Gene Bertoncini, and Bill Connors (listen to Swimming with a Hole in My Body). Significantly all have some classical training. Perhaps seeking out some advice from a classical guitarist might be of help. Be glad to reach out to my friends at Austin Classical Guitar if you would like.

    Dan