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I'll be honest. For glam rock, power metal, and quite a few others, tenors and high baritones rule. Certain types of music prefer baritones because the baritone range tends to be the most singable by the majority of the population. However, if you are an actual bass, you can probably take a few tenor songs down an octave, and it can sound quite awesome. ...


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I agree with most of what's been said, but I'd like to give an answer that is specific to that first bar. The vast majority of the notes are A string 5th fret. Thus the music tenses on the notes played on the 8th fret and relaxes on the notes played on the 5th fret. Playing the notes on different strings sounds completely different (both because of the ...


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To have a more tensed sound. When low instrument (or string) plays a high note - it will sound tensed. When high instrument (or string) plays a low note - it will sound relaxed. So - if a violin and a cello will play the same note - the violin will sound more relaxed than the cello.


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The different positions of notes have a different tonality to them. Try listening to the same notes in different positions. The open string notes have a purity or clarity to them but the further you go away from the nut the more that type of effect is lost. It may be a bit hard to explain but listen closely to the same notes in different positions they all ...


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First of all, there is more than one way to play almost any riff, solo, or musical phrase on a guitar. Unlike a keyboard instrument, the same note in the same octave can be played in multiple places on the guitar. There are many reasons why a guitarist might choose one position to play a certain riff over another position. Sometimes it has to do with ...


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Off the top of my head... the fret spacing is tighter there, so fingering a fast passage may be easier than in the lower position the timbre of the notes is mellower and 'bluesier', which may be the desired effect open strings can sound different to fretted notes, so it can be desirable to avoid open strings. Muting technique is also different with open ...



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