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Michael C
post Feb 3 2008, 12:18 PM
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Hey Muris.

First of all thank you for your lessons.

I think your playing is amazing and you play so clean.

And therefore my question:

In order to get such a clean playing with the elimination of the noise - do you use your fretting hand to mute? You probably use your index finger to mute the string above the one you are playing and the strings under!?

But what i really wanted to know was if you then mute adjecent strings with the other three finger one fretting hand?

And if you do - in which situations. I tried to look at some videos and it didn't seem you touched the adjecent strings with the fretting hand, except the index finger, when you were playing legato. But then a saw a video where you played sweep picking, and there it might seem that you use all of the fingers to mute the adjecent strings?

I hope you understand, and can explain me in which situations you mute with the fretting hand, if you do, and be a bit more precise of why you are doing it.

I would really appreciate an answer to that, because it would help me alot to know you do (you are just amazing :-) )

Thank you.

Michael Christensen.
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Muris Varajic
post Feb 3 2008, 02:51 PM
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HI Michael and thanks for your kind words!! smile.gif

When it comes to muting,
here are few main things I use.
First one would be using index finger as you said,
usually to mute lower strings but sometimes even higher ones.
And I also use right hand palm a lot.
I have it anchored on the bridge all the time and I simply "roll" it a bit
to prevent unwanted noise from specific strings.

There's is one more "tip" about playing clean etc.
Try not to move your fingers too hard.
While playing(specially legato,sweeping and skipping),try to remove your fingers from each string easily,
to avoid effect of "pull-off" and to prevent ringing of open strings etc.

Hope this helps a bit. smile.gif


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post Feb 3 2008, 03:32 PM
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QUOTE (Muris @ Feb 3 2008, 02:51 PM) *
HI Michael and thanks for your kind words!! smile.gif

When it comes to muting,
here are few main things I use.
First one would be using index finger as you said,
usually to mute lower strings but sometimes even higher ones.
And I also use right hand palm a lot.
I have it anchored on the bridge all the time and I simply "roll" it a bit
to prevent unwanted noise from specific strings.

There's is one more "tip" about playing clean etc.
Try not to move your fingers too hard.
While playing(specially legato,sweeping and skipping),try to remove your fingers from each string easily,
to avoid effect of "pull-off" and to prevent ringing of open strings etc.

Hope this helps a bit. smile.gif


Okay I see smile.gif Yes that should help. Thank you Muris. Also very quick reply from you!

Greetings

Michael

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Muris Varajic
post Feb 3 2008, 03:34 PM
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You're welcome Michale,let me know if you need anything else tho. smile.gif


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