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misha
post Aug 28 2007, 02:54 AM
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hi pavel,

you re one of my favourite players here at gmc and i thought that your the right one for it!
i ve got problems to play clean..... i think ive got the wrong damp technic....!!!
i hit strings which i dont want to play with my right and sometimes with my left hand!
can you give me some advice how i can practise or can give me some tpps how i can kick it away????
or the better way you could do a lesson on which you shows how to mute strings with the right/left hand while playing....please!???

you re the master of shred guitar.... biggrin.gif

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post Aug 28 2007, 04:23 AM
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misha, thanks a bunch man! smile.gif

The thing is in coordination of your right hand. I had same problem with it but since i started to pay serious attention to my right hand it is gone.

There is a simple rule for muting:

- for example you play a G string -> you mute strings above G (D, A and E) with right hand and strings below G (B and E) with left hand index finger -> since you touch the strings with the bottom of the index finger while playing G string you actually mute it naturally with no extra attention on it.

- practicing scales up and down seriously help with it -> it's the time that makes things perfect so you have to dedicate some time in your practice session to simply playing scales up and down to gain control and accuracy of your right hand

- this should encourage you and it is very true: i am still learning to mute and each day i find myself muting better and better so trust me -> it's all a matter of time and exercises i mentioned above! smile.gif

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post Aug 28 2007, 04:33 AM
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This is why I love this forum, I always think of things I should ask on the forum when I'm not sitting in front of the computer and as soon as I find myself on the forums I forget about it. Then someone else asks the same question and another person comes out with a great answer. Awesome! Thanks pavel. One more thing though, if I'm playing the low E string does the same thing go for that? Everything below that is with my left hand? And vice versa for the high E string?


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post Aug 28 2007, 04:42 AM
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Yes, you got it right! Although if you are playing riffs on low E string you don't even hit high strings so you can than only mute strings that are closer to the string you are playing.

Once you get the feeling for that you'll see how simple it is! smile.gif


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post Aug 28 2007, 05:10 AM
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Ok thanks!


And sorry but a few more questions...... tongue.gif

When muting with your right hand, do you use the back of your palm (like closer to your pinky) or the part of your hand at the end of your thumb?

And when using your left, is it ok to only mute the one string below it? Because I see what you mean about naturally muting that string because your finger goes over it, but it only mutes the one beneath it, not the rest of them. Should I continue with this or practice muting more of them?


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post Aug 28 2007, 05:18 AM
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The right hand mutes with the part which is at the end of the thumb.

Left hand fingers should actually mute at least 2 strings as your index finger is not always 100% vertical on the string so you can touch more than 1 string with the side of the finger!

No problems about the questions. That's why i am here m8!


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post Aug 28 2007, 05:23 AM
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Alright thanks a lot, then I guess you won't mind one more. Hehe last one I swear..........

Your saying index finger, does that mean I mute with my index finger regardless of the finger I am actually fretting with. Or do I mute with whatever finger I am using on that string?


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post Aug 28 2007, 05:31 AM
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Well, usually fingers on left hand stay close to each other so you will always be able to mute with index finger. In other cases you will be able to mute with the playing finger smile.gif Trust me - the more you play - the clearer it will become to you! smile.gif


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post Aug 29 2007, 12:17 AM
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Hey pavel
When i use my right hand to mute the strings and im playin on the higher strings , i find that my palm is no longer muting the low e-string which tends to ring out, is there any way to stop this happening?


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post Aug 29 2007, 12:27 AM
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Use soap biggrin.gif

Sorry Pavel, just realised it was your board, i couldnt resist!

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post Aug 29 2007, 01:09 AM
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QUOTE (benhowell @ Aug 28 2007, 07:27 PM) *
Use soap biggrin.gif

Sorry Pavel, just realised it was your board, i couldnt resist!

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post Aug 29 2007, 01:17 AM
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QUOTE (shredmandan @ Aug 28 2007, 08:09 PM) *
Explain Ben biggrin.gif


How to stay clean? Use Soap laugh.gif I got it!

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post Aug 29 2007, 01:18 AM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Aug 28 2007, 08:17 PM) *
How to stay clean? Use Soap laugh.gif I got it!

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post Aug 29 2007, 01:43 AM
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Hahahahaha SOAP! biggrin.gif You're welcome here Ben!

sillyman: ever heard of practice??? biggrin.gif Sure you did! It depends on how your right hand moves over strings - watch my recent lessons for angles and you'll be able to see how i mute the strings, especially the Ionian Scale Boxes!


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Sorry-it really wasnt funny dry.gif

It was impulse!

Carry on with your helpful info Pavel!

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post Aug 30 2007, 04:13 AM
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thanx pavel


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You're welcome m8! Please let me know if you got some questions! smile.gif


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QUOTE (shredmandan @ Aug 29 2007, 01:18 AM) *
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hey pavel ive been trying recently to perfect my picking technique mainly because i dont want to have to relearn a better technique later on. ive attached a video of me doing a basic alternate picking exercise slowly, is my technique correct and is ther something that needs to be improved? any help would be much appreciated
Attached File  Picking1.avi ( 10.7MB ) Number of downloads: 283


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QUOTE (benhowell @ Aug 28 2007, 06:47 PM) *
Sorry-it really wasnt funny dry.gif

It was impulse!

Carry on with your helpful info Pavel!

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