Watch the Playing Dry online guitar lesson by Brad Carlton from Guitar Lab: Bending with Style

We will start with just playing one note dry which means no pitch manipulation. This note will be the root of our tonal center, a C in the 5th fret of the 3rd string. Your goal is not only to play this note in tune but to keep it ringing by proper manipulation between the string in the fret. You will also be instructed as how to dampen with your picking hand. This is important because throughout this course you will be sustaining notes and a come a point where your whispering through the guitar instead of speaking loudly. This is where dampening is important because the threshold of your sound will be down where your noise floor is with adjacent string issues.