Originally Posted by Tupac
That's so cool. Why bother totally restricting my plucking hand and swapping positions to palm mute when all I have to do is lay one finger to the right of it?
They're all options and have their place.
For fretting hand, I even do what I call "semi-mute". Using my fretting finger I adjust pressure to get anywhere from a full note to a deadened one at pitch to a ghost note to none at all. Very handy.