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Muting Problems

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Beginner Bass, Oct 17, 2009.


  1. Beginner Bass

    Beginner Bass

    Jul 8, 2009
    Round Rock, TX
    A&R, Soulless Corporation Records
    I have been playing for about 1.5 years and I'm having trouble with muted notes. I have to use at least 2 fingers on the string to get a dead note. With 1 finger all I get is a harmonic. Does anyone know why this i? If so, how can I fix it?
     
  2. onlyclave

    onlyclave

    Oct 28, 2005
    Seattle
    Because any time you stop a string at a node a la 1 finger muting it will create a harmonic. That's just how strings work. The only way to avoid that is touch the string at more than one place.
     
  3. Nashrakh

    Nashrakh

    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    What he said. Practice muting with 2+ fingers and all will be fine.
     
  4. Beginner Bass

    Beginner Bass

    Jul 8, 2009
    Round Rock, TX
    A&R, Soulless Corporation Records
    Alright thanks. I just use 2 anyways, but I just wanted to make sure there was't an easier way.
     

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