|Guitar Rake Lesson|
Guitar Rake is a little trick that creates scraping sounding before a note,
so the note gets special aural attention.
Listen to rake guitar effect in the composition
On the first note of the solo, at the 4th second.
How to perform guitar rake:
2. Put your index finger of the left hand across the strings
in order to muffle them, no pressure necessary.
With any other available finger press the string at the fret where the note that you're gonna play
right after the rake located.
3. Scrape down the pick via the muted strings (like in sweep picking) towards the note you're about to play, and with the same motion pick this note. (without muting it)
All three steps are performed as one solid motion. It may looks a bit tricky in the beginning
but isn't in action.
The video below will help you to get the idea clearly.
So when you scrape across the muted strings creates scratching sound effect and when the pick is approaching the string where the note you wish to play is, you need to release the palm of the picking hand out of the strings so the note will sound clean.