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By danju on May 22, 2020 6:28 am

I'm not a good guitar player but this week, I'm trying to make a dreamy guitar sound. Let me know if anyone has any tips (both sound and execution wise!)

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May 25, 2020 12:31 am

This was great. Dang. The guitar sounds like a piano.
Guitar sounds, you would add moderate chorus. A lot of people like to bathe the sound in chorus. Professional guitars like to apply moderate amounts. Make it noticeable only when you turn it on and off. Listeners don't need to hear the delay. I also like reverb and delay, between 400-600ms with light feedback, I like 15-35% for most things (so you hear it after the note is played). This sounds like making an EDM synth.

Playing style is soft pluckings, kind of like you are letting the strings slip out of your hand, or a slower strum (not arpeggiation). Listeners can tell when someone is beating the guitar strings or if they are gently strumming across the strings. The time difference is what lets people know (so I've read).

May 25, 2020 12:33 am

PS: Chords that are used often in dreamy progressions are the 7th (variations of 1,3,(5),7) and sus2 or add9 (1,3,(5),7,9).

May 25, 2020 12:52 am

So cool, I love the arrangement of the main sequence. Great soft piano and chord writing once again, and I really like the touches of 808 here and there. The guitar line has a little too much delay imo but otherwise sounds great!

May 25, 2020 1:06 am

I know you're focusing mostly on guitar stuff this week, but I love the way you do drums, man. I think playing the guitar line with some octave chords strummed with the thumb could be a nice fit for the rhythm and mood you have here.

May 25, 2020 7:27 pm

I think you've captured a dreamy vibe.  It's also smooth and little downbeat to me like a slight feeling of melancholy. 

May 25, 2020 9:33 pm

I'm not sure which of these instruments are supposed to be the guitar, but I like all of them.

May 26, 2020 2:48 am
Anon_Buster wrote:

This was great. Dang. The guitar sounds like a piano.
Guitar sounds, you would add moderate chorus. A lot of people like to bathe the sound in chorus. Professional guitars like to apply moderate amounts. Make it noticeable only when you turn it on and off. Listeners don't need to hear the delay. I also like reverb and delay, between 400-600ms with light feedback, I like 15-35% for most things (so you hear it after the note is played). This sounds like making an EDM synth.

Playing style is soft pluckings, kind of like you are letting the strings slip out of your hand, or a slower strum (not arpeggiation). Listeners can tell when someone is beating the guitar strings or if they are gently strumming across the strings. The time difference is what lets people know (so I've read).

Thanks man! Will definitely be using this info

May 31, 2020 4:04 pm
Devieus wrote:

I'm not sure which of these instruments are supposed to be the guitar, but I like all of them.

Yea Im with Devieus. Not sure where the guitar likes in the track. So soulful though man. You got this sound down to a tee. That beat comes in so perfectly at 1:10.

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