#1
Does anyone know how you indicate a half palm mute in tablature? I know that a full mute is just an x, but I was wondering if there was a way to indicate a note that is to be only partially muted.

Thanks in advance.
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#2
create your own symbol for it and just write its meaning at the beginning?
#3
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create your own symbol for it and just write its meaning at the beginning?


Yep, that's exactly what I did, but I was just wondering if there was anything "official", which I'm suspecting there probably is not.
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#4
I wish there was one standardized, for example when you do those fast semi muted powerchords/etc in riffs. I think most understand it as tabbed, but I've several complaints.
#5
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I wish there was one standardized, for example when you do those fast semi muted powerchords/etc in riffs. I think most understand it as tabbed, but I've several complaints.


Yeah I agree. I think there are a lot of musical aspects that could be standardized and indicated on tabs that just haven't been.
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#6
most people just write P.M.

for the record, there's no such thing as a "half-palm mute". there's a mute, then there's a palm mute. one has a deadening effect, one has a compression effect.
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most people just write P.M.

for the record, there's no such thing as a "half-palm mute". there's a mute, then there's a palm mute. one has a deadening effect, one has a compression effect.


What I mean is a palm mute with less pressure and/or that is farther from the bridge, it's less accentuated than the typical mute technique used while pedaling for example and gives a different sound/effect. We could possibly use ppp-fff to distinguish, but that wouldn't technically be right. The X would mean ("dead") notes that aren't fretted or otherwise muted with left.
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#8
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We could possibly use ppp-fff to distinguish, but that wouldn't technically be right.


I don't quite see why you would need to be that specific with tablature. It's either palm-muted, or it isn't; is hand-holding to the point of expressing just how much muting to apply really neccessary?

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one has a compression effect.


If anything it's the opposite.
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#9
hit "P" on the note you wanted palm muted
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#10
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If anything it's the opposite.


yeah, that was probably a bad word, but there is a certain "squishiness" to palm muted chords that reminds me of compression.
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#11
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What I mean is a palm mute with less pressure and/or that is farther from the bridge, it's less accentuated than the typical mute technique used while pedaling for example and gives a different sound/effect.

Err...what? You can't listen a song and tell whether it's further from the bridge? As for less pressure...no, same pressure really, just picked faster.