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CHAPTER-11: APPLYING 7TH CHORDS AND ARPEGGIOS AND ODD TIME SIGNATURE

CHAPTER-11: APPLYING 7TH CHORDS AND ARPEGGIOS AND ODD TIME SIGNATURE

access_time June 25, 2016

In this chapter, we learn to create pattern based arpeggios based on Major 7th,Minor and  Dominant 7th .See Chapter 10

তোমার প্রথম Guitar এবং তার গল্প।

তোমার প্রথম Guitar এবং তার গল্প।

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সবারি প্রথম গীটার কেনার একটি গল্প থাকে, কারো আনন্দের আর কারো হয়তো কষ্টের, Guitar Never Lies এর বন্ধুদের জানাও তোমার

Chapter-1.2:Anatomy,Notes and How to tune

Chapter-1.2:Anatomy,Notes and How to tune

access_time June 25, 2016

Introduction to guitar body parts: The following picture shows you the name of each single body part of an acoustic

“Are you deaf?”-Patch Volumes and Tones(Part-2)

“Are you deaf?”-Patch Volumes and Tones(Part-2)

“Are you deaf?”-Patch Volumes and Tones(Part-2)

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Introduction

Enough with introduction, and time for a change, let us say no intros as I assume you already have read the first part of the Guide here at :http://www.guitarneverlies.com/are-you-deaf-adjusting-patch-volume-and-tonespart-1/ , and so in this part I will go for straight examples of your Digital Multi Fx Unit or Amp or Stomp settings for the following type of Tone/Patch Variations:

  • Clean tone patches
  • Clean tone solo patches
  • Overdrive/Distorted patches
  • Overdrive/Distorted patches for solos

[restrict]Clean tone patches for Rhythm

  • Try to Set your clean tones to -15 dB
  • For example with a Zoom G1 , go to your patch level parameter and set it to 60 ,For line6 users and other modern Multi Fx,set your amp model volume to 60 .
  • For stompers, put your Guitar volume knob to 75% or 7.5 on the mark.
  • For Only Amp users , put your Guitar volume knob to 75% or 7.5 on the mark.
Guitar Volume knob

Guitar Volume knob


Clean tone solo patches

  • Try to Set your clean tone solo patches to -7 dB (Approximate)
  • For example with a Zoom G1 , go to your patch level parameter and set it to 72-75 ,For line6 users and other modern Multi Fx,set your amp model volume to 70 -75.
  • For stompers, put your Guitar volume knob to 100% or 10 on the mark.
  • For Only Amp users , put your Guitar volume knob to 100% or 10 on the mark.
Clean tone Solo

Clean tone Solo

 


Overdrive/Distorted patches for Riffs/Rhythms

  • Set your OD/Dist patches to -15 dB
  • Keep your Guitar Volume Knob  at Full
  • For example with a Zoom G1 , go to your patch level parameter and set it to 70 ,For line6 users and other modern Multi Fx,set your amp model volume to 70 .
  • For stompers, It is a bit tricky, for example with a metal Muff : Keep the Volume knob at 2 O’clock or just match the bypass clean guitar tone by ear , For OD pedals like the Ibanez Tube Screamer Put your volume knob on 12 O’clock if you use drive on 9 O’clock or more,for lower drive settings , the volume knob needs to be set a bit higher or just match the bypass clean guitar tone by ear.
  • For Amp users – Different amp has different overdrives/distortion , you need to find out the OD/Channel to match the volume level of your clean channel by ear or visual dB analyzer.
Blackstar HT Fire metal valve distortion

Blackstar HT Fire metal valve distortion

 


Overdrive/Distorted patches for solos

  • Set your OD/Dist patches to -7 dB
  • Keep your Guitar Volume Knob  at Full
  • For example with a Zoom G1 , go to your patch level parameter and set it to about 75 ,For line6 users and other modern Multi Fx,set your amp model volume to 75
  • For stompers, you need to use a booster pedal post to your OD/Distortion pedal , set the boost knob about on 1 O’clock if the bypass status of the pedal matches on 12 O’Clock
  • For Amp users – Different amp has different overdrives/distortion , If your amp has 1 dist/Od channel, you need to use a volume pedal or a booster pedal on the send return patch, If your amp has 2 OD/Dist channel,Set the 2nd Dist channel to 1 O’Clock if channel 1 Matches the clean channel on 12 O’clock
EHX Boost pedal:LPB-1

EHX Boost pedal:LPB-1

 

Blackstar HT-Stage 100 with multiple channel OD

Blackstar HT-Stage 100 with multiple channel OD

 


Confusion and Conclusions

  • Why -15 dB? I Like to keep it there, it is safe , you can keep on experimenting yours too. But remember this-; LOWER IS BETTER – HIGHER IS BUTTER.
  • Different devices might match different volume settings to reach -15 dB
  • Your solo volumes must come out from your full band-all other instruments, but at the same time It cannot have to much volume or gain to kill others,and burst the sound system!
  • What about Equalizer? Coming up on the next part of the article 🙂
  • Confused? Please comment on the comment section right below!

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Sazzad Arefeen

SAZZAD AREFEEN is the guitar player from the band De-illumination, guitar instructor at GuitarNeverLies -The School,official artist of Blackstar amps.

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