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Rowan
post Feb 14 2009, 09:41 PM
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Hi,

I can do it, but in some songs I want to learn to play its like:

5 x x 5 5
5 x x 5 5
3 x x 3 3

Now I understand that you just touch the strings but dont push down (I think...) but I cant seem to get the nice scratchy tone/effect right.

Does anyone have any tutorial videos on this or any tips?

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post Feb 14 2009, 09:48 PM
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You can mute with both left and right hand. If you mute with the right hand you put half of your palm edge to the bridge and the other half on the string. That way you will hear the note but slightly muted. This is good for rock/metal playing, riffs especially but it's used in solos as well.

If you mute with the left hand like you said, that's good for chords. It should be a very quick strum and with the combination of non-muted strokes can produce nice groove/rhythm.

I have no other way to explain but you can watch some struming lessons and get the point from there.


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post Feb 14 2009, 09:54 PM
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Its more the left hand method ive been trying, but I supose yeh just more practise I just wasnt sure if I was missing something.

As for the right hand technique, I didnt know you could do that, but as its been described isnt that "palm muting" ?


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post Feb 14 2009, 10:01 PM
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QUOTE (Rowan @ Feb 14 2009, 08:54 PM) *
As for the right hand technique, I didnt know you could do that, but as its been described isnt that "palm muting" ?


yes that's palm muting


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post Feb 14 2009, 10:04 PM
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I agree with Emir, you should do it with both hands, when you slightly touching a string with left hand you may produce natural harmonics and then you don't have dead notes any more, especially with power chords smile.gif


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post Feb 14 2009, 11:26 PM
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Dejan is right, you have to make a test to know how much you have to press so it won't came up with natural harmonics or the pressed note.
Train of consequences of Megadeth has a really nice riff made up with left hand muting.




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post Feb 15 2009, 12:47 AM
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If I may add, try to find "sweet spot" with your finger to avoid harmonics,
that's most often in the middle of frets or even more closer to the fret on the left.
It also depends of your tone, the more gain and treble you have
the more harmonics will tend to come up. smile.gif


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post Feb 15 2009, 11:55 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8_vuseYlFc

This is the song im learning and from 1min 30secs throughout the verse etc its used...


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post Feb 15 2009, 03:57 PM
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It's a matter of combining the fretting & picking hand muting:

fretting hand: try to mute the strings away from the place where you cause a natural harmonic to be heard
picking hand: with the side of your palm, try to brush the strings and prevent them from ringing.


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post Feb 15 2009, 04:07 PM
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When muting with the left hand, should I be holding just over the string of the next note, or just hold anywhere on the guitar aslong as it doesnt have harmonics?


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post Feb 15 2009, 05:06 PM
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QUOTE (Rowan @ Feb 15 2009, 04:07 PM) *
When muting with the left hand, should I be holding just over the string of the next note, or just hold anywhere on the guitar aslong as it doesnt have harmonics?


Hold it where ever you want if you get result you look for. smile.gif


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post Feb 22 2009, 02:26 PM
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Thanks,

Ive been practising an easy song , Linkin Park - Given Up , that has really basic string mutting in it, but its helping me absorb a nice rhythm


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post Feb 22 2009, 04:01 PM
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Awesome mate, glad you got things moving in the right direction.


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QUOTE (Rowan @ Feb 22 2009, 02:26 PM) *
Thanks,

Ive been practising an easy song , Linkin Park - Given Up , that has really basic string mutting in it, but its helping me absorb a nice rhythm


That's a great song, worth practicing! cool.gif


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