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Old 07-19-2013, 04:04 PM
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Default Re: Loud ghost notes (still ghost notes?)

Originally Posted by Duracell View Post
Would these still be called ghost notes? I thought ghost notes should be almost inaudible. Anyone have any comments?
Well, I call it filler, and it should be whatever volume you necessary for what you want to convey musically. "Ghost notes" is just a name somebody made up to describe something that good players were already doing: playing filler notes softly. They're not supposed to be soft because they're called ghost notes, they're supposed to be soft because it usually sounds better. I would beware of doing anything almost inaudibly (rather than just softly)-- I'd be asking myself if that stuff is necessary, and if I'm not just cluttering up the texture with noise.
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