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The expression ‘diatonic harshness’ may be daunting, however it’s a typical noise in 1970s progressive rock. Identified by a stress in between notes, harshness sounds especially ‘other worldly’ when used a 12-string guitar, as Elixir ® Strings artist and teacher Shawn Persinger shows here.

Playing chord developments similar to prog rock giants Rush, ELP and Genesis, Shawn positions the diatonic harshness in context, making it a breeze to comprehend. It’s a complex, stunning noise that’s right away expressive of a few of the most significant bands of the age! View the lesson and let us understand what you believe.

Whether carrying out in the studio or survive on phase, playing acoustic or electrical, I require my guitar strings to feel fresh, smooth, quick and remain in tune. Elixir Strings do all that and more!— Shawn Persinger

On his 6-string acoustic, Shawn plays Elixir Phosphor Bronze Strings with NANOWEB ® Coating, 12-53 and on his 12-string the Phosphor Bronze 12-47.

Boost your acoustic playing with more lessons from Shawn and lots of others on the Elixir Strings YouTube Channel

Elixir Strings uses 3 acoustic premium string choices, all with the exact same signature long tone life. The 80/20 Bronze with POLYWEB ® Coating supplies a warm tone and slick and quick feel. The Phosphor Bronze with NANOWEB Coating is abundant and full-bodied with gleaming high-end clearness and a smooth feel. The 80/20 Bronze with NANOWEB Coating is brilliant and focused with the very same smooth feel as the Phosphor Bronze strings. Inspect them out