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> Problem With Muting The String Underneath Enough At The First Frets
Michael C
post Mar 19 2008, 10:18 AM
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Hey Muris.

When i'm doing some exercises to develope finger independence with only using trills and with all the different finger combinations i have problem with keeping the string underneath the one i'm playing absolutely quiet. I mute the strings above the one im playing with my palm and the strings underneath with my first finger. But the problem is when I for instance do an exercise on the b-string my pull-off fingers sometimes touch the e-string which create noise, because you can't mute the e-string totally with the first finger so if you hit the e-string there will be a small amount of noise.

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Have you experienced the same kind of problem, what did you do about it and what would you suggest me to do?

It really annoys me and it would really help me to know what a prof like you would do. You seem to as clean as you can get smile.gif

Thank you Muris

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Muris Varajic
post Mar 19 2008, 12:36 PM
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Hello Michael. smile.gif

Of course I experienced the same problem,we all are. wink.gif
There are 2 important things to overcome the problem.
First one is of course muting with index finger.
Second one is good accuracy when performing these pull-offs.
Movement needs to be very smooth,heavy enough to pull B string
but easy enough not to touch high E too hard.
It comes with practicing,don't worry.
Try to make pull-off by moving finger "of" the fretboard
and not only down,it'll help. smile.gif


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