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Fast Note Muting

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by trenken, Jan 25, 2006.


  1. trenken

    trenken

    Apr 24, 2005
    What is the basic idea of how fast note muting works? Geddy Lee did it a lot on Power Windows. The guy from Tower of Power did it a lot as well. Is it something handled with the right or left hands? And how is it done so fast?
     
  2. Redhotbassist

    Redhotbassist

    Oct 19, 2002
    England
    Its called 'Ghost noting' it shouldnt take long to master, just practice slow with the note/muting and gradually build up the speed, its more handled in your left hand technique, playing a note followed by a fingered mute, Jaco Pastorius also does this a lot..

    Just keep listening to tower of power tunes, and then start learning the songs, it will come to you.
     
  3. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

  4. trenken

    trenken

    Apr 24, 2005
    Cool. Thanks guys. I can actually do it to a certain extent, just not quite as fast as some of the better players out there. I'm just not quite sure how they can mute the notes so fast. Guess it just takes practice like anything else.
     
  5. Redhotbassist

    Redhotbassist

    Oct 19, 2002
    England
    It certainly does, good luck!

    :)