#1
hey guys i've been really bothered lately because when ever i try to mute my E string with my thumb but it makes this terrible sound.
the string isn't completely muted but it sounds really buzzy.
any help on how i could do the mute better?

also, say i'm playing a D majchord like this:
xx0232 how could i properly mute the a string?
#2
bar the 2 fret and use your ring finger for the 3 fret on b. then use your middle finger and mute a. might be a stretch, but do able
#3
the x's mean that you shouldn't play that string... u can mute it if you want to, but it does just complicate things... it is however easier to just note hit those strings with ur pick than doing some strange awkward stretching thumb mute.

But unless ur playing tommy emmanueal stuff... u probably shouldn't be using ur thumb

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#4
Quote by GuitarThoughts
bar the 2 fret and use your ring finger for the 3 fret on b. then use your middle finger and mute a. might be a stretch, but do able


that hurts

@julzius i just wanna learn how to mute strings for when i need to in future rhcp covers i do hehe
#5
Make sure you're not pressing down on the string, but instead just muting.

For the D chord, just use your thumb to mute both. You may not get it right away but trust me, once your hands stretch it's so much easier to just use the thumb.