#1
Hi UG community

I'm trying to learn No boundaries by Michael Angelo Batio, but im struggling with the first shred lick, which is a lick used a lot by Paul Gilbert.

E- --------------17----------

B -- 17-18-20---20-18-17

G ----------------------------

The problem is that when i play it i cant keep the G string from ringing(open or even muted), no matter what i try. I use my picking hand and my fretting hand for muting. I can play the lick cleanly in any other position with no major problems but not in the 17th fret.
I don't know if is a technical issue of mine or a problem with my guitar, maybe is the height of the strings but since i never mess with the height i cant tell.

What do you think guys.
Thanks beforehand.
#2
Guys let me change my question.

How would you keep the g string perfectly muted in this case(in a technical way)?

Thanks.
#4
Quote by The Dimery
Why is the G ringing if you aren't playing it on that lick?

Sympathetic vibrations.

TS, the answer is to simply work on your muting technique. With proper muting the G shouldn't sound at all.
Quote by Geldin
Junior's usually at least a little terse, but he knows his stuff. I've always read his posts in a grouchy grandfather voice, a grouchy grandfather with a huge stiffy for alternate picking.
Besides that, he's right this time. As usual.
#5
It's kinda odd that you don't know how to keep the G string muted properly, yet you are trying to learn a MAB song. Just a question; For how long have you been playing?
baab
#7
Quote by ZILtoid_1991


For perfect muting you can use a small sponge stuffed under the strings at the first position. This helps a lot if you're recording, but impractical during live performances.


And this is going to help him... how? This is the technique forum, not the recording forum.
baab
#8
Thanks for the interest guys

My Last Words, i have been playing for eight years, but like 4 years seriously(I'm 19).
I think i found the reason. It was a synchronization problem, i was moving my right hand a little faster than my left, so i started practicing with the metronome and the problem seems to solved.


Thanks.