#1
Preferably a good one >_>

I'm just starting with this technique and a lot of the ones I see suggested are WAY out of my playing level.
#2
seek and destroy? That was the first one I learned.

You obviously dont need to worry about the solo.
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#5
Critical Acclaim by Avenged Sevenfold? The main riff is cool and simple palm muting.
PERHAPS try Master of Puppets by Metallica at a much slower tempo, or any metallica song for a matter of fact.
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#8
Just try palm muting the chords of anything you can already play, you don't need a specific song to learn the technique.
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#10
Definitely take a shot at For Whom the Bell Tolls by Metallica. That's the song I learned to palm mute with.
#11
after you get comfortable with it metallica has good songs to improve like intro to master of puppets, seeks and destroy, but for now find a green day song that has palm muting and you should be able to pick it up quite easily.

lots of punk bands use simple palm muting so if your into punk rock you should easily be able to find something.
#12
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Definitely take a shot at For Whom the Bell Tolls by Metallica. That's the song I learned to palm mute with.

What part of that is muted? Is the main riff muted apart from the chords? I swear it doesnt sound like it to me.
#13
Ok so part from 0:57 to 1:13 is mostly palm muted.

I normally have slight palm muting on the section from 1:17 to 1:48.

There are open string mutes between the chords from 1:49 to 2:05.
#14
Quote by Steve635z
Ok so part from 0:57 to 1:13 is mostly palm muted.

I normally have slight palm muting on the section from 1:17 to 1:48.

There are open string mutes between the chords from 1:49 to 2:05.

I see
#15
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What part of that is muted? Is the main riff muted apart from the chords? I swear it doesnt sound like it to me.


During the chorus.

IIRC (If I was playing right now I'd have it correct) it goes something like this.

e----------------------------
B----------------------------
G----------------------------
D----------------------------
A-----5------7------5----8\3-
E-000-3--000-5--000-3--0-6\1-


Each one of those open E's is palm muted. There are also other various parts during the verse, and other areas where there are palm mutes.


But honestly, you don't need a song to learn how to palm mute, just play chords etc. as stated above.
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#19
Quote by chadreed32

But honestly, you don't need a song to learn how to palm mute, just play chords etc. as stated above.


That's something I don't understand. How do you strum a whole chord if your palm is resting on the bridge? I feel like every time I try to strum, my hand comes of the bridge and it stops the muting from taking place
#20
Quote by Ragu35
That's something I don't understand. How do you strum a whole chord if your palm is resting on the bridge? I feel like every time I try to strum, my hand comes of the bridge and it stops the muting from taking place


Well I think my "chord" he meant powerchords. I don't really see the point in palm muting a C chord Just chug on a Em; great the bottom on your palm either in front of the bridge or on the bridge itself. Once you understand the concept, you can palm mute anything, it's really simple!
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#21
you need a song to practice the easiest technique known to man? just palm mute the low e string im sure you'll get it....pretty much every metallica song or any metal band use palm muting...
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#22
An advanced player would be able to palm mute chords, though I've never found a use for it.

Basically if you can't palm mute the power chord, try something like this:


-------------------------
------------------------
-------------------------
2---------------5---------
2---------------5-----------
0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-


Basically, palm mute the single notes, and use other notes/chords that you know.
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#23
Quote by chadreed32
An advanced player would be able to palm mute chords, though I've never found a use for it.

Basically if you can't palm mute the power chord, try something like this:


-------------------------
------------------------
-------------------------
2---------------5---------
2---------------5-----------
0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-


Basically, palm mute the single notes, and use other notes/chords that you know.



Hmm... I think I already had that down without even noticing it before. What I really need help with are things like palm muting the e string and playing power chords that are on the a string or higher.

I'm not sure how to do the tabs thing, but its stuff like the intro to Orion by Metallica where you're doing open e palm mutes mixed with power chords on different strings. It's a bit frustrating for me.
#24
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Hmm... I think I already had that down without even noticing it before. What I really need help with are things like palm muting the e string and playing power chords that are on the a string or higher.

I'm not sure how to do the tabs thing, but its stuff like the intro to Orion by Metallica where you're doing open e palm mutes mixed with power chords on different strings. It's a bit frustrating for me.

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So much fail...

If he's having trouble with the technique on a certain song, telling him to learn a different song with the exact same technique isn't going to help him worth shit.

Basically palm mute the low E and when it comes time for the the Eb minor third chord ( I believe that's the right chord), lift up your hand and play it, then put it down for the Palm muted B on the low E string.

If you need further explanation, just ask.
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#26
Quote by chadreed32
So much fail...

If he's having trouble with the technique on a certain song, telling him to learn a different song with the exact same technique isn't going to help him worth shit.

Basically palm mute the low E and when it comes time for the the Eb minor third chord ( I believe that's the right chord), lift up your hand and play it, then put it down for the Palm muted B on the low E string.

If you need further explanation, just ask.

Sorry! Pretty sure title says can someone recommend me a song for beginners palm muting so I quoted his post and recommended him a song for beginners for palm muting.
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#27
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Sorry! Pretty sure title says can someone recommend me a song for beginners palm muting so I quoted his post and recommended him a song for beginners for palm muting.


Just thought you'd have read through the whole thread first.
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#28
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Just thought you'd have read through the whole thread first.

I probably should've done that lol
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#29
I started with Harvester of Sorrow. I don't think it's beginner level palm muting, more like intermediate because I busted my balls before I got it up to full speed. But that pretty much made it second nature to me, at least in intermediate level songs.
#30
Thanks guys. The whole technique itself just feels unnatural to me at this point but i'll keep practicing I guess