#1
..like there's this exercise i have to mute with my right hand.. clasm8/teachr doesn't mute anything and it sounds clean.. his upper strings don't ring?! he says might b pulling offff, but i'm trying to lift as straight as possible... i dont get how he does it

now i'm working on fade to black solo 1

|---14-19-14-----15^14---------------------/--\------------|
|-15--------15--------15---17-15-14-------/----\-----------|
|-------------16--------14---------16-14-/----(14)---------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|

okay, speed isn't my concern.. but the G string really rings. SO I mute it with right hand.. my palm stopping the G string from ringing makes an unpleasant sound too! initially but ..ahg. Help.
#2
this kind of control over the instrument comes with time, I promise. It takes time and dedication to master not only the movements and actual notes but the positioning and everything
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#3
Go really slowly and speed up when it's flawless at the starting speed. Repeat slightly faster until you're at full speed. Patience is everything.
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#4
The going slow and building up speed thing works. But sometimes you just have to say **** it and go for it.

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#5
What FLS said. It comes with time. However, this particular exercise is only in one position, meaning you can play the whole thing without moving your hands around much at all. So if you wanted to, you could build up your accuracy and dexterity practicing some powerful finger exercises and chromatic scale exercises. If you take the chromatic scale, every note in the musical alphabet, and just take a 4 fret chunk of it. Come up with as many fingering variations as possible (ex: 1 = index and 4 = pink; 1-3-4-2 or 2-4-1-3 or 3-1-4-2, etc etc). Find one that feels the most awkward to you. I like to practice this at the 5th or 7th fret just for comfort. Anyway, start at a slow tempo and begin playing this up and down each string. Work your way up from say, 60 BPM (using a metronome) quarter notes all the way up to about 110-120 BPM, then cut it in half and start doing the same with eighth notes (two notes per metronome beat). Eventually start trying to skip strings or even jump up or down frets, etc. You get the idea. This will help your dexterity a lot.

Other than that, it really does go back to what was mentioned before. Good tone and clear sounding notes come with experience. You eventually just get a much better feel for the instrument. My only other suggestion however would be to try slight palm muting. I'm talking just barely touching the edges of the strings. See if this can crispin' up your playing a little bit.
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#6
First off, your classmate/teacher not muting is complete bullshit. I guarantee they are muting either with their palm or with their left hand. Second, make a video or an audio clip so I can hear this "unpleasant sound" when you mute the G string. Is it just like a 'thud' like a percussive sound? If it is, you are probably just muting too heavily.
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#8
@fast - , thanku, struggling with what to do though

@Warrior/Rising - speed isn't the issue it's really the technique.. it sounds the same no matter how slow I play, lol

@ Junior- This is a kinda exaggerated for clarity http://www.2shared.com/complete/ctmYXNc8/mutefail.html it's not that loud but it that type of sound... i don't get how one mutes too hard?? ;~;

@Slash - I've seen that vid before, it helped in muting the lower strings.. :b. I like him too, his other vids, are also good and informative, ^-^

I watch him, he really doesn't seem to be muting o-O? Please don't call him an idiot or I will kill you >:b . Let's call him different, and it works for him, maybe only him. c:


@Dev - I do 1234 chromatics to start every practice.. haha. Not really related to the muting thing, but the variation is a good idea since I'm trying to improve my agility/accuracy too.
#9
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@Slash - I've seen that vid before, it helped in muting the lower strings.. :b. I like him too, his other vids, are also good and informative, ^-^

I watch him, he really doesn't seem to be muting o-O? Please don't call him an idiot or I will kill you >:b . Let's call him different, and it works for him, maybe only him. c:


If he's playing cleanly with any kind of gain he's muting, there are no questions about it. Just because you can't see it when it happens doesn't mean it isn't happening. It's quite possible that you can't see it because he's not muting constantly and you're not looking closely enough but he is muting if he's playing cleanly.
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#10
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..like there's this exercise i have to mute with my right hand.. clasm8/teachr doesn't mute anything and it sounds clean.. his upper strings don't ring?! he says might b pulling offff, but i'm trying to lift as straight as possible... i dont get how he does it

now i'm working on fade to black solo 1

|---14-19-14-----15^14---------------------/--\------------|
|-15--------15--------15---17-15-14-------/----\-----------|
|-------------16--------14---------16-14-/----(14)---------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|

okay, speed isn't my concern.. but the G string really rings. SO I mute it with right hand.. my palm stopping the G string from ringing makes an unpleasant sound too! initially but ..ahg. Help.

You might want to research the "thumb muting technique" this will help you get everything clean as a whistle