I have been recently working on a new composition in oriental style http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxn3QvkcwbM
I was thinking over some sound effect which could imitate sitar and found that it is possible to disturb the string with a left hand finger nail placed just next to the guitar head. This made quite good sound I was looking for. I know that there are examples of using paper or metal plate fixed between strings, but unlike all these preparations, using the finger nail allows better control over the effect and fluent change to the normal sound during the performance. Of course it requires some exercising to find the proper angle and force.
I was just wondering whether any of You have already seen or heard about similar thing?
I am attaching the score for reference.
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