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right hand muting?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Nick Gann, Apr 27, 2002.

  1. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
  2. I mute with my left hand, but the only way I can see doing it right handed would be to lightly touch the string with any right finger. It seems a lot more awkward then left hand muting, and I'm probably not helping at all, but yeah.
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Lots of ways! So - I often use my right hand thumb pointing down across all the strings below the one I'm playing. Some times I also use my right hand palm near the bridge to mute all the strings and pluck with thumb/first finger to get a sort of upright sound.

    Also - by alternating your right hand fingers you can stop the notes, very quickly after having played the string - essential for 16th notes grooves !
  4. BlacksHole


    Mar 22, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    I agree with Bruce - there are lots of ways. As a finger stylist, I most frequently use the side of my plucking hand palm when I want to use right hand muting. It is a bit awkward as it is not my usual hand position, but it works.