When you watch guitar players during concerts, you will often find
then stepping on some pedals. And when they step on these pedals, the quality of
the sound they play changes. It becomes a lot denser and thicker. Most of the
time, your guitar heroes would have an overdrive distortion when they play.
There are a lot of gadgets that a guitar player can use to enhance
the sound he makes. And one of the most basic and most important is the
overdrive distortion. When you have this gadget engaged, you will definitely
find a significant change in the quality of sound that you create. You will also
find out that this effect leads to other effects in the sound that you create.
The chords will also change when you have the overdrive engaged.
As mentioned earlier, the over drive distortion allows the chords to
become a lot tenser than normal. Notice that the clean tone will give you a more
dissonant sound compared to your overdrive distortion. The effect helps
highlight the tension that is created in between chord intervals. And this
definitely affects what you play. There are only two options for you: dig or
lose the attention-grabbing playing style.
The overdrive distortion also changes the melodies that you play. You
may be able to find that your music will sound better with wider intervals. You
may also find yourself playing in an angular style. These are tendencies that
are naturally brought about by the effect. This brings more intensity to the
The amount of distortion can be adjusted in order to suit the musical
genre that you play. A little bit of the effect will help bring about a more
jazzy and "bluesy" sound, adding to the complexity of the genre as it is. You
can put some slight overdrive when playing really delicate pieces on the guitar.
The purpose of this is to enhance the sound instead of the normal overpowering.
If you are one of those guitar players who are starting to grow tired
of the sound you are making, then you might want to try to incorporate the
overdrive distortion in your playing. This is also something that guitar players
who are into a higher intensity of playing would go for. This works as well as
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