#1
HI,

First of all this:



Can those dead notes be replaced, with a slap to the strings with the part you normaly mute string with ( and slapping the strings in the place you normaly palm mute)?
Or is it considered cheating? Because i simply cant play them and keep the tempo going.
#2
I don't think i would be cheating. These are dead notes, it doesn't matter how you execute them as long as it sounds good
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#3
I don't see why not, if I get what you mean, I do it quite often.
Cam Sampbell's my hero
#4
The slapping i do, looks like a such a cheap get away technique

OK, EDIT:

This is the melody

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBUyc5cwuDs

And i really feel like im bitching-off because i think its played while alternative strumming which im very fond off but CANT master the "feel" of it till this very day

OK EDIT once more:

Here's a video since i suck at explaining:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkqQd2O3WWQ
Last edited by DocArunas at Aug 29, 2010,
#5
Try muting the notes with your fretting hand instead of palm muting them.

Using a d d dudu strum pattern muting on the 3rd and 4th down strums. Sounds right to me.
#6
Quote by adgarbault
Try muting the notes with your fretting hand instead of palm muting them.

Using a d d dudu strum pattern muting on the 3rd and 4th down strums. Sounds right to me.

That's what I was thinking.
Just lift up the chord enough to kill the note, then push it back down.

That's just one way to do it; if slapping's easier for you, by all means go for it. If you hate it, try deadening with the fret hand or practicing palm muting.