Acoustic Guitar Sustain

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Deacon Don
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Acoustic Guitar Sustain

Post by Deacon Don » Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:03 pm

I'm writing an acoustic guitar part. It's broken chord picking and I'd like for the notes
to sustain instead of playing each not separately.

How is this done?
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Re: Acoustic Guitar Sustain

Post by N Grossingink » Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:46 pm

I'm lacking expert advice too, but I would try the Pedal and Pedal Up articulations (Ped. and *). These are meant for piano, but the idea is the same–getting a sustain and toggling it off. You can hide them so they don't print out. Human playback should add these effects. May be worth a try.

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Re: Acoustic Guitar Sustain

Post by Deacon Don » Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:56 am

N Grossingink wrote:I'm lacking expert advice too, but I would try the Pedal and Pedal Up articulations (Ped. and *). These are meant for piano, but the idea is the same–getting a sustain and toggling it off. You can hide them so they don't print out. Human playback should add these effects. May be worth a try.

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An excellent suggestion. I'm going to try that!
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