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lee
post Apr 18 2008, 04:03 PM
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Hi Kris,
I asked this question in the forum,but no response.
What is choke muting,and can you explain this technique to me?
I also wanted to know if you have any new lessons in the works.

Thanks Kris
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Pi38
post Apr 18 2008, 04:14 PM
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I'm gonna try to explain what I think he means. I think some people call it choke muting and others palm muting. You just use the palm of your picking hand and rest it on the end of the strings. I'm not very good at explaining it, so hopefully Kris will tell it to you in more depth.
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post Apr 18 2008, 06:29 PM
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QUOTE (Pi38 @ Apr 18 2008, 10:14 AM) *
I'm gonna try to explain what I think he means. I think some people call it choke muting and others palm muting. You just use the palm of your picking hand and rest it on the end of the strings. I'm not very good at explaining it, so hopefully Kris will tell it to you in more depth.



Thanks pi38,I think it has something to do with the fret hand.I'm good at palm muting with my pick hand.
I read an article that said guys like SRV,and Hendrix used this technique,but didn't explain how to accomplish
this.
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post Apr 18 2008, 06:41 PM
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Maybe what they mean is when you strum, you have your fretting hand's fingers not pressing down on the strings, but instead just having them barely touch them. It gives you a nice, crunchy sound. If that's not what it is, then I don't know. Sorry. sad.gif
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post Apr 18 2008, 06:47 PM
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QUOTE (Pi38 @ Apr 18 2008, 12:41 PM) *
Maybe what they mean is when you strum, you have your fretting hand's fingers not pressing down on the strings, but instead just having them barely touch them. It gives you a nice, crunchy sound. If that's not what it is, then I don't know. Sorry. sad.gif


That probaly is right.I'll try this when i get home.
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post Apr 18 2008, 06:50 PM
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I've heard the expression but could have multiple meanings. Choke muting could apply to either the fretting hand or the picking hand. Choke muting using the picking hand could meaning muting more than the effect of a palm mute. Where you would normally only use a small amount of your palm to mute instead you roll a lot more of you palm on to "choke" the string off. This is explained in one of Dave Mustains guitar videos where he uses this technique quite a bit. The other is fret hand muting often transcribed as an X in tab. You place your fretting hand over the strings but not actually fret any notes. At first this can be more difficult than it seems because you have to watch out you don't produce any harmonics, especially if you're using a very responsive guitar tone such as overdrive or distortion. You have to be able to press it down just enough to get that "choke" sound which i believe you hear a lot in fast rock or punk music. Hope this helps
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post Apr 18 2008, 07:17 PM
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No problem, Lee. I'm happy to help.
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post Apr 18 2008, 07:20 PM
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I think choke muting is when you use the fretting hand to mute all of the strings. It's often a rhythmical technique that you'll often find in funk playing, but also quite popular with wah wah pedals to get that "waka waka" sound. Usually you will see a player fret a chord, then mute the strings with all four fingers, so that your hand is in a similar shape to how it would be if you were choking somebody, hence "choke muting".

That's just how I visualise it anyway.


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post Apr 18 2008, 07:33 PM
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Thanks to all. I can't imagine why someone would leave GMC.
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