It’s no secret that guitarists love to experiment and experiment and… well, play.
But how do you get the best sound out of your instrument?
We’ve rounded up all the best tricks and techniques to get your music to sound even better.
First of all, don’t fret about the guitar.
It’s the most basic instrument, and you don’t need to spend years perfecting every nuance.
That’s not to say that your instrument isn’t great, but you need to make sure it feels good and that it doesn’t feel like it’s missing out on any key components.
Here are some of the most common ways to make your guitar sound better:Using your handsTo make your fretting sound more natural, hold your hands in a “V” shape with your thumbs bent at an angle.
This helps to hold the strings in place while your thumb moves through the strings.
You can use a fingerboard, too, if you like, but the idea is to avoid the sound of strings moving as you play.
Practicing using your fingersOn the other hand, if it’s not working, you may want to try practicing by just holding your hands over your head.
If that doesn’t work, try using a strap or a metal strap.
It may feel better to use a piece of string that’s about half a millimeter shorter than your fingers.
Try using a vibrato (that’s a combination of a hammer and a string) or other vibrato technique.
It doesn’t hurt to try.
Practice playing with the same note on different stringsFor this, you need a note that’s exactly the same on all your strings.
Try holding your strings in a different position and playing that note with different fingers.
If you’re playing a lot of chords, it may be helpful to use the same finger on all the strings, rather than a different one.
It’s best to use strings that have the same number of frets.
So if you have four strings, try playing three of them on the top of the fretboard, one on the bottom, and one on top of them.
This way, you’ll keep the frets straight, which will help keep the string sound even.
To make the string sounds louder, practice playing with a guitar ampThe sound of the strings can also be improved with the help of a guitar amplifier.
To do this, open the volume knob on your guitar amplifier and crank the volume up or down.
You may have to experiment with different settings for different amps.
Try playing the same notes on different amplifiers for example.