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Brush Strokes & Rake Bends - How Should It Be Charted?


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I've got a question. How do you guys think rake bends and brush strokes should be charted?

 

For brush strokes, would spacing the notes apart and marking it as an arpeggio work? Sort of like this:

 

e|------------0-----

B|-----------1------

G|----------2-------

D|---------2--------

A|--------0---------

E|------------------

        [Arpeggio]

 

Or would that not work due to notes landing off-beat? Is there a better way to chart/tab it, or should I just leave things like that as a standard chord?

 

For rake bends, how about palm muting the 3 open strings before the note you want to bend, and set it as a chord? something like this:

 

e|------------------

B|---------15b17----

G|---------0x-------

D|---------0x-------

A|---------0x-------

E|------------------

 

 

For those that aren't sure what techniques I'm talking about:

 

Rake Bend:

When you palm mute rake the open strings to get a percussive sound right before a bend. I believe SRV liked this technique.

 

Brush Stroke:

Basically just strumming a chord slowly so that you get a slightly more arpeggio sound of individual notes. A clear example of this would be the very first chord in So Far Away, which is a reverse brush stroke (same as a brush stroke, just strummed backwards/upwards instead of downwards)

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Bassically space the note by a very small amount and instead of arpeggio marking, i suggest the Handshape marking that will be less messy and same thing for rack bend, just put the muted note in front of the bent note.

 

Here is a good example of how it looks like in official DLC :

https://youtu.be/1CCfugct1hY?t=56s

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Bassically space the note by a very small amount and instead of arpeggio marking, i suggest the Handshape marking that will be less messy and same thing for rack bend, just put the muted note in front of the bent note.

 

Here is a good example of how it looks like in official DLC :

https://youtu.be/1CCfugct1hY?t=56s

Perfect, thanks :)

 

Also, sorry for the late reply. I didn't get a notification.

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