Being able to play the guitar is perhaps every artistically inclined person’s dream. However so, it’s one thing to harbor such an innocent passion, and something entirely different to be able to do so with gusto, skill and aplomb. But as a beginner, it’s important to take baby steps, you can’t walk just after you’re born, right? With that said, there are a few beginner guitar effects choices out for the novice guitar player. Of course, there are plenty of effects out there, but it will help you to master the basics as it is these effects every famous guitarist knows by heart and that are the foundation of every other melody you’ve ever fallen in love with.
What Is To Be Achieved
There is a plethora of various guitar pedals you can learn in order to hone your guitar playing skills. In their own unique ways, different pedals create different sounds in order to manipulate the conventional sounds that you derive from strumming the chords of your guitar. The main difference between different pedals effects is that some completely transform or exaggerate sound output, while others are less marked and more subtle such that you need a practiced ear to note the differences.
If you have a basic idea of music then you’ve probably heard of reverb. Reverb essentially adds an echo effect to your sound. It fills the surrounding atmosphere with a notable presence, expanding the sound and extending it, just like an echo. Whilst most amplifiers already have the reverb knob, nothing beats a pedal. Depending on your preferences, an excellent reverb pedal can do pretty much everything, ranging from a minor echo, to a musical experience that makes you feel like you’re in a dark cave. The Reverb pedal effect is basically designed for atmospheric depth more than anything and is awesome at complementing other sounds.
As the name implies, this pedal effect gives your music a more pronounced character, almost as if you have a choir humming along with every tune you strum. This effect makes your sound full, thick, wholesome and rich, giving the impression that you’re playing together with several other guitarists on stage. However unmistakable the impact may be, the secret is not to overdo it, as it can distort your sound output when you play your recorded music on speakers different from yours, or on low quality headphones. In practice it is used for experimental purposes.
Last, but not the very least in terms of importance, you have the compressor. If there is anything to be had, this effect normalizes your sound, pacifies any distortions in it, and somewhat polishes your sound output. So for example, whether you pick your chords lightly or heavily by mistake, the sound is the same. With the added advantage of being able to sustain notes as they are played, this is ideal for recording and live performances, which is one of the reasons this effect is an obvious favorite among musicians and music producers.