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fretdancer
post Jul 12 2006, 09:31 AM
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Hi Kris, (or others)

I am struggling a little with the "octave" section. In your video I cannot hear any muted strings but clearly you must be doing a lot of muting, you appear in the video to strum all six strings...is that how you do it?

I cannot see in the video how you finger that run either, it looks like you are using your forefinger on the 5th string and your pinkie on the 3rd string? and using your second and ring finger to do the muting?..is that how you do it?..I have tried but cannot get anything like the sound you demonstrate in that section. Perhaps "speed" helps - I am playing it quite slowly as when I speed up it sounds awfull as my fingers slip off the strings during the sliding.

I can perform the rest of the licks OK, just need a little polish and practice but that section at the start really seems difficult to master.

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Kristofer Dahl
post Jul 12 2006, 10:19 AM
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All the muting is done with the left hand fingers - make sure to flatten them...

We had a thread about this where BollyRotten commented the problem - does anyone know where it is?

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post Jul 12 2006, 10:27 AM
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Kris,

I will look for the other thread.

When I say "finger" I mean fret. How, with the left hand do you fret it - do you use the pinky and forefinger to fret strings 3 & 5?

I have been practicing it and find I can just about do it now but I use my ring finger and first finger to fret the strings as I just cant seem to do it using my pinky very well.


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post Jul 12 2006, 10:49 AM
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index-and-pinky fingering facilitates the flattening a lot - so I recomend it! smile.gif
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post Jul 26 2006, 04:02 PM
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only just noticed this thread!

was this the thread you were lookin for? https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/memberson...ighlight=#14961

I had/ still have problems with the slide muting bottom E etc.
Its just practice and patience, the latter i have none of! lol :sun
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