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Azzaboi
post May 27 2009, 08:15 PM
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How to Palm Mute

Heavy Metal and Rock requires a lot of palm muting to sound from okay to great! It is one of the basic techniques you should first learn when rocking. You use the right hand (if you are using a right handed guitar) to mute the strings and get an aggressive 'chucky' sound. Once you've got the hang of it, it's just a matter of getting it to the way you want to sound.

Palm muting is indicated on sheet/tab music normally by the letters 'P.M.' under the notes followed by ' - - - - - ' a line for all notes to be palm muted.

First while holding the pick, make like a karate chop just lightly over the bridge just near the back. Rest the palm of your over the end of the strings, to slightly deadening (muting) the ringing out of the strings when picked.

To get a tighter palm mute, move your hand slightly towards the neck of the guitar, so that the palm covers more of the strings.

Don't press down to much on the string or you will mute them fully or the pitch of the notes may raise.

It's a good idea to hold the other strings not being played quiet, by touching and holding them slightly with your left hand spare fingers. Again don't press down too hard or you might play extra notes.

CODE
E||----------------------------|--------------------------|
B||----------------------------|--------------------------|
G||----------------------------|--------------------------|
D||----------------------------|--------------------------|
A||----------------------------|--------2-3---2-0---------|
E||---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---|---0--3------------0--0---|
     P.M. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -


Playing Accenting Chords

Playing strong un-muted power chord accents amidst a group of muted notes, normally the 'E' String for heavy bass notes, is the next step to heavy rock!

Imagine your hands as opposite ends of a see-saw. When your left hand is pressing down to fret the chord, your right hand will be up and vice versa. Right hand palm muting the strings, the left hand will be up slightly.

Lift your right hand up and off the strings fully for the full length of the chords, but then go right back to a tight mute. During the mutes, your left hand should be holding the other strings quiet.

CODE
E||--------------------------|---------------------------|
B||--------------------------|---------------------------|
G||--------------------------|---------------------------|
D||-2------------------------|---------------------------|
A||-2------------------------|---------2-3---2-0---------|
E||-0-----0--0--0--0--0--0---|---0--3-------------0--0---|
        P.M. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -        

---------------------------|--------------------------|
---------------------------|--------------------------|
---------------------------|--------------------------|
-2-------------5-----------|-2------------------------|
-2-------------5-----------|-2------------------------|
-0----0--0-----3----0--0---|-0--0--0-----0--0--0--0---|
     P.M. -        P.M. -       P.M. - - - - - - - -



Some video exercises and lessons to practice...

Basics of muting:
http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/misc-less...g-101-tutorial/

I got rhythm guitar - palm muting:
http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/rhythm-gu...r2-palm-muting/

Palm Mute Workout:
http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/palm-m...workout-lesson/

This post has been edited by Azzaboi: May 30 2009, 02:26 AM


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Sweet lesson, sorry I missed it before, added to the list smile.gif
Gonna give it a go myself!


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- Azzaboi   How To Palm Mute   May 27 2009, 08:15 PM
- - sted   Cool lesson mate, thanks for taking the time to co...   May 27 2009, 09:01 PM
|- - Muris Varajic   Very, very nice work Azzaboi!!   May 27 2009, 09:46 PM
- - Lian Gerbino   Bravo!!! good job man!   May 27 2009, 10:56 PM
- - Bogdan Radovic   Good job one the lesson! You should write this...   May 27 2009, 11:46 PM
- - Ivan Milenkovic   Very good work man, nice coverage!   May 28 2009, 12:58 AM
- - Azzaboi   Thanks guys, it's the basics, but the way I le...   May 28 2009, 08:05 AM
- - Ivan Milenkovic   Check it out and perhaps write an article or two, ...   May 28 2009, 08:38 AM
- - Vasilije Vukmirovic   Great lesson Azzboi! Muting is much more diffi...   May 29 2009, 12:35 AM
- - Carlos Carrillo   Nice job my friend,really cool and useful.   May 29 2009, 02:39 AM
- - Oxac   Something I like to do when palmmuting is to tilt ...   May 29 2009, 07:10 AM
- - Fran   That was an awesome read Azzaboi, specially since ...   May 29 2009, 09:04 AM
- - Marcus Siepen   great job man, very well done   May 29 2009, 10:26 AM
- - Azzaboi   Sure you can add it to the Guitar Wiki. Not too su...   May 29 2009, 10:42 AM
- - -Zion-   great how to there.. adding some pictures on how...   May 29 2009, 12:00 PM
- - djohnneay   Nice work man !   May 29 2009, 01:38 PM
- - kaznie_NL   "SI lesson" Cool stuff!   May 29 2009, 02:58 PM
- - Emir Hot   Great work man.   May 29 2009, 03:01 PM
- - Fran   QUOTE (Azzaboi @ May 29 2009, 11:42 AM) S...   May 29 2009, 03:08 PM
- - Dejan Farkas   Well done , you covered the topic very good I ma...   May 29 2009, 10:55 PM
- - Fran   Just added your article to the wiki, you can check...   May 31 2009, 05:42 PM
- - Azzaboi   Cheers!   Jun 1 2009, 04:40 AM
- - Alexiaden93   Very sensible lesson !   Jun 6 2009, 11:29 PM


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