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Old 03-01-2013, 01:07 PM   #1
Liam616
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Repeated licks - Static note question

Hi Guys,

Just a quick question really, when soloing and using a repeated lick like these where your index finger doesn't really have to move, is it better to anchor it down on that note, or let it hover until that note is played?

Because if I anchor my finger, the lick is easier but can sound slightly dissonant when the B string is played as sometimes I miss muting the string.

Alternatively, I could lift my index finger up and the lick would end up cleaner but requires much more effort to play.

Examples of what I mean in 'The Trooper' solo

|---15--19p15--17p15-----15--19p15--17p15----15--19p15--17p15--|
|---------------------------17-------------------------17-------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

What do you fine gentlemen and ladies do when faced with such a task?
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:40 PM   #2
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Hit the note then pull off and let your finger hover. Otherwise you have a note ringing out when it's not supposed to. It's definitely harder that way, but it will sound cleaner and better.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:17 PM   #3
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I would anchor and use the fleshy tip of my index finger to mute the B-string, it's how you position your finger, once it is there, is muting the whole time.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:36 PM   #4
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Pick the Note on the b string and mute it with your palm when you back up.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:43 PM   #5
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I would anchor and use the fleshy tip of my index finger to mute the B-string, it's how you position your finger, once it is there, is muting the whole time.


I was about to suggest this, but I think his problem is muting the e string when he plays the b string, not the other way around.
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:45 PM   #6
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then just tilt your index finger up so it let's the string come off the fret but not stop touching your index finger. It will mute the e-string as well
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:14 PM   #7
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I hover over the string. You could just kiss the string with your finger there to kill the ring but i have a weird technique and kill it with my right hand as im picking.

(Just hitting the B or E with your thumb knuckle, play passage and repeat.
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