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how to mute notes

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by fivesevenoh, Dec 6, 2003.

  1. every time I try to mute notes (while slapping), a harmonic comes out. how do i mute a note, while slapping, without the harmonic?
  2. Joe Turski

    Joe Turski

    Jul 29, 2003
    Don't try to mute the slap where there are harmonics. You can mute the string in other places.

    This may take some practice.
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Use more than one finger to mute. When I slap, every left hand finger that is not fretting a note is muting. And I pop mostly with my ring finger. So my index and middle finger are helping with muting too.

    If you mute a string in two or more places, harmonics will not ring out.
  4. Ben Jammin'

    Ben Jammin' Guest

    Jul 13, 2003
    Falmouth, Cornwall, UK
    Yea, also whenever possible try to slide up the neck for mutes, u get a way sharper sound. not too easy on fast slap songs tho