Maybe Your Guitar Knows More Than You

An interesting fact I learned that could be useful somewhere in a piece of fiction, even if only as a metaphor:

When judging the quality of a guitar, experts listen for four things in particular. The acronym is called ASDR which stands for:

Attack (the first sound that comes from the instrument when a note is played),

Sustain (how long the instrument body holds the pure sound of the note),

Decay (how long it takes the sound to die),

Release (the end of the sound).

When I first read that, I thought it sounds very much like the different stages of a romantic relationship…




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