A New Member to the Family | Bowed Guitar

Bow GuitarBetween the videos of guitar bow legends Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) and Jonsi (Sigur Ros) to the countless wannabe’s across youtube – investing in a bow and rosin was absolutely one of the best ‘on-a-whim’ decisions I’ve ever made. Not ever thinking the horse-haired apparatus would actually amount to musical creativity on guitar, considering Page usually just slaps his guitar with it, and Jonsi’s fx-laden guitar is often buried in the mix, I was optimistic about the potentials of a properly bowed guitar. Needless to say, I’ve been especially surprised. Between the forte E & A string power double-stops to the high E tremelo with the extended register – Yes, this is a tool that deserves as much credit as a slide and more discipline than 2-handed tapping. To naysayers, skeptics, and traditionalists all-around – an expertly bowed guitar is serious business. I look forward to studying its techniques and sharing its sounds with you all.

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Author: John Matthew Newman

Disciple of the Living God, Husband to @TheRockersWife, - Composer, Multi-Instrumentalist, Minimalist, Avant Garde, Worship - http://Johnny-Newman.com

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