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post Jun 9 2007, 07:00 PM
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Short and sweet: string muting is my problem. I can play fairly quickly, but it usually sounds so-so because I am terrible at muting. I just don't get it tongue.gif Any tips?


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post Jun 9 2007, 07:37 PM
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Slow it down and practice muting. It will eventually become an unconscious skill.


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post Jun 9 2007, 07:43 PM
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That's a given, but What exactly am I supposed to be doing? Touching the strings lightly with my fingertips? Do I do it after I play them (when I watch videos, I don't see people doing that), or is it kind of a final touch when I finish playing on a string? I'm probably thinking too hard about it, but I want to be sure I'm doing it right, it seems about as essential a technique as alt picking.


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post Jun 9 2007, 08:01 PM
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QUOTE (JVM @ Jun 9 2007, 02:43 PM) *
That's a given, but What exactly am I supposed to be doing? Touching the strings lightly with my fingertips? Do I do it after I play them (when I watch videos, I don't see people doing that), or is it kind of a final touch when I finish playing on a string? I'm probably thinking too hard about it, but I want to be sure I'm doing it right, it seems about as essential a technique as alt picking.


Start with this:

Use your left hand fingers to mute strings higher than te one you are playing (e.g. if you fret a note with your index finger on the g string, let yout index finger also deaden the B and E strings)

Use your right hand palm to mute strings lower than the one you are playing


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