#1
when im reading tab i keep seeing things that tell me to play muted notes, but i dont know what that means or how to do it. can someone explain this to me?
#2
Palm mutes? Or if it's an "X" on the tab, just holding your left finger over the string and muffle it...more of a percussive thing.

If it has a num on the tab, you just rest your strumming hand on the string and mute it...so it doesn't ring out.
#3
Slightly rest your finger (not plucking finger) or palm over the string with the indicated dead note, play the fretted note, this makes the note's sound but deadens it slightly.
#4
Check out Rocco Prestia... he's a true master of playing ghosted "muted" notes.

Skip to 5:30, in this clip... to get a lesson from one of the best.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vujir_vJ7Zk

If you want to hear it in context here is "what is hip" by Tower of Power with Rocco getting down on some ghosted 1/16th notes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puY2_cRLMbQ
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Well played, sir, well played.
#5
Quote by TheMooseKnuckle
Check out Rocco Prestia... he's a true master of playing ghosted "muted" notes.


Thread Hijack; That link is great. I knew about muted notes, and always assumed they were the same as "Ghosted Notes". But really thanks for that, it's really clearly explained and easy to follow!