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What is the name of the "squeek" when playing the guitar?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (24329points) April 5th, 2020
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Is it desirable to hear it?

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kritiper's avatar

Basically, it is the unintentional sounds that are made by the fingers repositioning themselves on the strings when the player changes chords or notes.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Artificial and/or “pinch” harmonics make that squeal. It’s actually included in some musical notation.

snowberry's avatar

Roy Clark never played with the squeak. I think it would be a lot easier to play guitar with a squeak than without it.

kritiper's avatar

It depends as well on the texture/composition of the strings. A smooth string (like Nylon) would make little sound while a wrapped string (like steel) would be more apt to make noise.

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