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Well, you have just rediscovered sympathy! When plucking an E, any string which have an E as an harmonic not too far away (the low E and the A strings especially) will also resonate. As you do not mute them, the sound of these strings is lasting… That is actually normal ans a good sign: it both means that the guitar is well resonating, and that you are tuned ...


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EWhen the top two strings vibrate, they make certain pitches. Those pitches are 'heard' by anything else around. In this case, other open strings. The bottom string is another E, so when it hears the top E, it vibrates in sympathy. The B string also makes a second harmonic of that E string, making it vibrate sympathetically. That top string is also a second ...


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