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leonard478
post Jun 14 2013, 08:25 PM
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so with Todd's shred journey i discovered that i have this problem, sometimes i manage to mute it but other times i just cant, even when i go very slowly the string just doesnt want to mute properly, any thoughts? smile.gif
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post Jun 14 2013, 08:34 PM
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Check your action? It might be a bit lower than all the others so your palm mute can't reach the string.

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post Jun 14 2013, 08:55 PM
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when you want to mute that one ...i always stretch the pinky..this automatically gives you a better mute. Well it works for me. smile.gif
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post Jun 15 2013, 02:49 PM
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I always try to place my palm a bit more towards the e string when sliding it across the bridge smile.gif

I will try to demonstrate it in a video for a nice exercise I am having in mind for ya - it is actually the muted alternate picked version of the last phrases in this lesson: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Antoni...nter-Arpeggios/ see part 8 smile.gif and in the mean time I will prepare the vid wink.gif


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post Jun 15 2013, 06:32 PM
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I mute the higher strings is using my left hand fingers. Here I took some pics to show it. If you look carefully the pics, you will notice that I slightly mute the higher strings with my first finger. Most of the times I use my finger as a bare to mute the strings that I'm not playing. Let me know if its clear in the pics!

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post Jun 15 2013, 07:17 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jun 15 2013, 01:49 PM) *
I always try to place my palm a bit more towards the e string when sliding it across the bridge smile.gif

I will try to demonstrate it in a video for a nice exercise I am having in mind for ya - it is actually the muted alternate picked version of the last phrases in this lesson: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Antoni...nter-Arpeggios/ see part 8 smile.gif and in the mean time I will prepare the vid wink.gif


Oh, my bad! Now looking at Gabe's pics, I realized you weren't actually trying to palm mute it, were you? biggrin.gif


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post Jun 15 2013, 07:27 PM
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LOL actually i was laugh.gif
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Oh, my bad! Now looking at Gabe's pics, I realized you weren't actually trying to palm mute it, were you? biggrin.gif

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post Jun 15 2013, 08:15 PM
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wait crap..i think this is a total miscommunication i was talking about palm muting it and playing it, not actually preventing it from ringing (which i have no probems with)
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post Jun 16 2013, 04:25 AM
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QUOTE (leonard478 @ Jun 15 2013, 04:15 PM) *
wait crap..i think this is a total miscommunication i was talking about palm muting it and playing it, not actually preventing it from ringing (which i have no probems with)



Ah!! Ok! Sorry mate! Well, regarding palm muting, change the position of my mind and try to use the same part of my palm that I use when I mute the lower strings.Could you share a video or pic of you trying to do it?


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post Jun 16 2013, 07:06 AM
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Ah, ok then! Got it wink.gif My exercise is good for this and I will also make the movie smile.gif

...aaand here it is smile.gif



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post Jun 18 2013, 05:51 AM
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You can mute them all with your right with a bit of work, if you extend your fingers out a bit it will straighten the outer edge of your hand that lays on the bridge. So try not to ball your fingers in to a fist, instead, keep your hand a little looser so you have more surface area to mute with.

*It's important to be able to place your right hand on the bridge for a mute of all strings and TILT your hand, instead of moving it as you traverse to higher strings. This does take practice, but is very useful. smile.gif


Here are a couple of pics to demonstrate.
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post Jun 19 2013, 12:48 AM
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So did this help with our string muting?


QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Jun 18 2013, 12:51 AM) *
You can mute them all with your right with a bit of work, if you extend your fingers out a bit it will straighten the outer edge of your hand that lays on the bridge. So try not to ball your fingers in to a fist, instead, keep your hand a little looser so you have more surface area to mute with.

*It's important to be able to place your right hand on the bridge for a mute of all strings and TILT your hand, instead of moving it as you traverse to higher strings. This does take practice, but is very useful. smile.gif


Here are a couple of pics to demonstrate.
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