Guitar Tricks 85: Volume Swells

In this channel episode Neal shows you how to do volume swells. Create a mesmerizing effect with only your guitar and volume knob. This technique works great with rhythm chords or with leads and it's an excellent way to convey emotion in your playing. He'll show you the technique as used in Van Halen's "Cathedral".

The tip of the week is to clean your volume knob (the pot or potentiometer) in order to make it easier to use smoothly.

If you like this lesson, then GT has more on how to use your volume knob to make your playing more musical!

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Dynamic Effects: Volume, But Much More

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