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Palm Muting

Evan Duff (789) · [archive]
Style: Theory/Reference · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 120
Pages: 1

Ever heard your favorite guitar player open up a song with quick abrupt notes that don't ring? They're probably using a technique called palm muting. To palm mute, it helps to know what the bridge is. It's the piece of metal on the body that holds the strings in place. Now, to start, take your guitar and place the right side of your right hand just a bit higher on the strings than the bridge. Then, while keeping your right hand in place, strum any note. It should sound muted. Move your right hand closer to the bridge will mute it less. Move your hand away from the bridge to increase the muting.

Enjoy this fun technique!