#1
I've been playing guitar for many years, but only chords and cover songs. I probably have a million bad habits I need to unlearn now. Currentl I'm trying to learn some scales so I can play some melodies, and I notice that I mute the next string up with my fingers a lot. For example, if playing a note on the A string I'll be muting the D with the same finger at the same time.
It sounds reasonably clean anyway, so do you think this is actually something to be avoided, or is it good?

I notice another thing too. I sometimes have the opposite thing happening when ascending, that a string rings a little after I lift my finger off it. Any advice on how to stop that happening?
#2
Quote by innovine
I've been playing guitar for many years, but only chords and cover songs. I probably have a million bad habits I need to unlearn now. Currentl I'm trying to learn some scales so I can play some melodies, and I notice that I mute the next string up with my fingers a lot. For example, if playing a note on the A string I'll be muting the D with the same finger at the same time.
It sounds reasonably clean anyway, so do you think this is actually something to be avoided, or is it good?

I notice another thing too. I sometimes have the opposite thing happening when ascending, that a string rings a little after I lift my finger off it. Any advice on how to stop that happening?


First paragraph: definitely a good thing.

Second, watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIEnzboW0Hc It'll tell you why the first is good and what you need to do about the second.
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