I'm trying to learn it but whenever I try it turns into a huge mess, like I can play it almost clean but when I let go all my strings resonate and it sounds awful. How can I stop the other strings from resonating?
you could put a hair band on the first fret or tie a rag. or try to mute the string with your picking hand
Last edited by Rocketface2112 at Aug 13, 2009,
Try resting the palm or the back of your left hand on the strings. If that doesn't work, then try watching a video of Steve Vai playing the song, and study his technique. It worked for me.
Yeah, I guess I was using too much of my palm to do it, after shifting my position a bit it sounds pretty good, though not very full like it does in the intro. Anyway, thanks.