|Guitar Groove of the Month - May 2006
This month I would like to study with you one more easy combination between Bass Notes and Strumming and Note Off Sounds.
Are you ready?
So let's start!
Presumably you already have installed Version 2 into your G-70. So let’s switch on the Guitar Mode by simultaneously pressing the Piano and the Arranger button in the Keyboard Mode field on the Panel of the G-70.
This will transform the G-70 into a Guitar with a Keyboard Action. On the display you will now see 3 Zones on the Keyboard.
- The left Zone is for playing the chords with your left hand. (Exactly like you have always done it).
- In the middle Zone you will be able to play pickings with the 6 guitar strings by just playing on the keyboard.
Please play any order of notes from C – A (the Octave underneath the Drawbars) and the G-70 will sort them out in accordance to the chord that you have played with your left hand.
- In the right zone (one Octave higher from C – C - F) you will be able to play many different types of guitar strummings and articulations, again in accordance with the chords that you have played on the left side.
Please try the different notes on the right side and have a listen to the musical result.
The combination we study this month can be used for playing a Beguine Guitar Rhythm. You can use this Groove for any type of Chord Changes.
As a reference you can also listen to an Audio Recording of this Guitar Groove:
Off course you can always change the sounds for the Guitar or the Settings in the Options Menu.
Also, you can record this Guitar Groove in the 16-Track Sequencer or in the Style Composer. Please refer to Tips & Tricks Vol. 3 on this Site.
I hope you enjoy playing with the new Guitar Mode and the new possibilities in the G-70.
Ralf Schink, May 2006