Watch the Drone Home online guitar lesson by Neil Zaza from 50 Melodic Rock Licks You MUST Know
A great compositional tool to add weight to a melody includes using a drone note as support. By adding a lower note that rings behind the actual melody, this gives it a haunting and powerful effect. Also, it gives the listener the impression that there might be two guitars playing the phrase. Watch for keeping your fingers clear of the drone, open string so that you don’t stop its ringing.