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Is this normal?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by ninthwondernj, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. ive noticed that when i play a note on the 3rd and 5th frets of the E and A strings..that the G string vibtates and u can hear it in the amp...umm does this always happen or and i doing something wrong that is causing this?
  2. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    It's normal. It's called sympathetic vibration. It's a problem that you need to solve by muting the offending string.

  3. so i guess i should practice muting them by pressing down on the string on the fingerboard while im playing a note on one of the strings
  4. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Thats what i do.
  5. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    You don't necessarily have to press the offending string down - just touching it with any of your unused fingers (either left or right hand) should be enough to shut it up.