Eddie-Van-Halen

Screaming and Fat Notes in your Solos

Today’s post is a short one. I want to show you how you can make you guitar scream with really fat sounding notes in your solos. What I’m going to tell you has more to do with technique. But make sure your electric guitar is dirty sounding with a good amount of gain and sustain. You can achieve this with a overdrive, fuzz, or distortion pedal. I personally use a Roger Mayer Axis Fuzz.

So in order to get your notes sounding fat and scream-y, you really have to hit the notes hard, especially to get it to scream. But if you just pick the string hard, the note will scream some, but won’t have that fatness to it. So what you want to do is strum the single note. That’s right, strum the single note. I know what you’re thinking, “if you strum the note, won’t the other strings ring?” That’s where the technique really comes in. You want to make sure you mute the other string both with your fretting hand and strumming hand.

Now that you have an idea of how to achieve this, some practice and feeling it out will get your there. Hope this helps!

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