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Scott Gentzen
post Jan 19 2007, 11:57 PM
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I have a pretty fundamental question on mechanics of playing. Most of the exercise type practice things don't seem to have much to do with shorter notes...scales kinda take care of themselves and with learning chords I'm more looking at getting the left hand correct than anything else.

Take the beginning of Back in Black by ACDC for example. How are you cutting the chords off in time for the rest beats? I'm trying to figure out if it's some kind of right-hand palm muting thing or if you're lifting off the chord with the left hand or some combination.

Muting it down with my right palm seems the most natural to my mind but right now I'm not catching it fast enough. I'd like to be more confident that I'm getting the correct motion down before I start practicing to get the timing right.


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post Jan 20 2007, 12:23 AM
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lifting off the chord with the left hand or some combination.


I believe it's this.


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post Jan 20 2007, 12:24 AM
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I can only say how I do it (with Back in Black) when I want the chord to be cut off. Damp with your right hand palm and at the same time lift the fingers holding the chord to just softly damp the strings over at that end too. So you're damping at both ends.

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post Jan 20 2007, 04:53 PM
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You could also let your left hand thumb damd the thicker strings (for instance on the d chord) - this way you would get total damping control with only your left hand. Pehaps not a 100% correct technique - but good for this kind of rock thing.


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