#1
So I'm trying to learn a self composed sweep picking bit (yeah, I use GP to write stuff cause im lazy )
Anyway, i'm getting these weird ass resonances which I can't seem to be able to mute.
If I play this-

|-----------14--------
|-------13----13-----
|---12-----------12--
|14-------------------
|----------------------
|----------------------


No matter what I do, it simply does not sound clean. Rather it sounds like I am not muting the un used strings at all.
However, if I play THIS


|-----------12--------
|-------11----11-----
|---10-----------10--
|12-------------------
|----------------------
|----------------------


or THIS


|-----------15--------
|-------14----14-----
|---13-----------13--
|15-------------------
|----------------------
|----------------------


It comes out perfectly clean.

I can play this shape anywhere else on the fretboard, and it comes out perfectly clean. The second I use the 14th fret on the 4th string as the root, boom, horrid resonances.

Any way I can fix this?
#2
Ah yes. I had this problem too when i started doing sweep picking. The general solution to this problem ( and to any other muting problem really ), is to slow it down where you can play one note, mute it, play the next, mute it etc. If you do this at a really slow tempo you will be able to get rid of it completely, or find the reason why you are getting the un-wanted string noise (in most cases i've seen as a teacher it has to do with poor left hand muting).

Hope that helps you in any way, cheers.
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#4
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Ah yes. I had this problem too when i started doing sweep picking. The general solution to this problem ( and to any other muting problem really ), is to slow it down where you can play one note, mute it, play the next, mute it etc. If you do this at a really slow tempo you will be able to get rid of it completely, or find the reason why you are getting the un-wanted string noise (in most cases i've seen as a teacher it has to do with poor left hand muting).

Hope that helps you in any way, cheers.


That doesn't explain why it doesnt happen if I play the same shape one fret higher or one fret lower?
#5
Quote by GS LEAD 5
That doesn't explain why it doesnt happen if I play the same shape one fret higher or one fret lower?


There is not much we can say without a video of you playing both things with both your fretting hand and picking hand in frame so we can examine it. We can only do so much with the information you have given us.
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#6
Quote by GS LEAD 5
That doesn't explain why it doesnt happen if I play the same shape one fret higher or one fret lower?


Agreed.

If it's happening at a specific fret it normally means there's something wrong with the instrument- maybe a slight adjustment to the action, or a slight truss rod tweak, might sort it. Hopefully it's not a high fret.
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#7
Yes and also be sure not to fret a natural harmonic when you intend to mute.
#8
Let me guess, standard tuning?

Mute your lowest string. My bet is when you play that shape, the note on the 14th fret is making the lowest string ring out its fourth harmonic in sympathy as they're the exact same note.
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