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Muting problem.

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Pettson, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. Pettson


    Jun 3, 2009
    Hi guys, i have another noobie question xD

    I am having some troubles with the muting part. When i lift my left hand finger of the fret the string like rings. I dont know how else to explain it.
    Really need help with this :p

    Appreciate it!

  2. Nashrakh


    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    Guess we need more details... how do you mute? Left Hand, Floating thumb?

    When you lift your finger off the fret, don't let em fly into the air - letting them rest on the strings without much pressure (like playing dead notes) might do the trick.
  3. Flatty Banks

    Flatty Banks Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2008
    You might be hitting a harmonic, too. If you mute a harmonic note, it'll ring out like it's supposed too.
  4. Pettson


    Jun 3, 2009
    Im muting with my thumb floating :p

    Is there anyway to practice not lifting my finger straight up in the air?
  5. tobie


    Nov 26, 2008
    Lift your playing finger but mute the higher-sounding strings (next to the played string) by leaving your index finger lightly on them. Mute the lower-sounding strings next to the played string with your thumb. The right hand fingers could be used for both - lots of muting info available on this site via Search.

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