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-Muting is a technique used to produce a muffled sound of the muted string(s).  It adds variety in your playing and is another element you can put in your creative toolbox.

-Muting can be achieved with either the Pick Hand or the Fretting Hand.

-Following are video examples of muting techniques:

PALM MUTING


Video 1. Example of Palm Muting Notes & Chords

-The Palm of the picking hand is rested on the strings as they are played.
-Increase or decrease the intensity of the Muting by muting further from or nearer the Bridge of the guitar

MUTING WITH THE FRET HAND

Video 4. Fret Hand Muting of Chords

This style of Muting ends the sound of the chord abruptly.

Video 5. Muting the “Low E” with your Thumb

-This may be used to prevent accidentally strumming the Low E String when playing Chords such as the A Chord & A shaped Bar Chords.

Video 6. Full Fret Hand Muting.

-6 String Muting has a percussive rather than melodic effect.


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