Palm Muting Technique

by Bogdan Radovic

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  • Hey GMC!

    In this lesson we'll work on the palm muting technique. This is usually one of the first guitar techniques you'll encounter when starting out. Palm muting technique is used extensively in riffing and rhythm guitar parts. This technique changes the tone of guitar and produces more thick, bassy and tight sound which is perfect for playing rock riffs and power chords.

    There are also hidden benefits of this technique which include being able to clean up your playing. Palm muting technique gives us another way to mute the guitar strings and therefore get rid of unwanted noises when playing. This means that palm muting is not just a technique which changes sounded and which is used as an "effect" but also one which allow for more in depth benefits such as cleaning up noises when playing. Playing "clean" is a trade of pro guitar players and it makes a huge difference in overall performance.

    In this lesson we'll go through what palm muting is and how it sounds and then we'll check out how to actually perform this technique.

    I know that there are lots of guitar techniques to absorb when starting out and that it can become confusing which ones to prioritize. I'd love to hear from you what you think about this lesson and also what are you practicing at the moment. If you need any guidance along the way, post a comment in the lesson feedback section or find me in the forum. Here is my email address just in case: [email protected]

    Example lesson used in the main video: Rhythm Guitar : 80s Rock
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