#1
More talk of Rocksmith influencing my playing! :P

SO! When it comes to chord heavy palm mute things, I've always only ever done the muting on the low string. I was taught that hitting the entire muted powerchord would sound inaccurate and unclean. The only time I'd try and hit multiple strings is when you mute on the neck and going for that Ska "wakka wakka" noise.

But then in Rocksmith you've got stuff like Dammit by Blink-182, the game insists that you palm mute the entire chord. The thing's fast, you gotta mute strum multiple strings at a decent speed. Aaand. It just sounds bad to me. Interestingly, the original game had it displayed how I would naturally play it - hit the chord, then mute the single root note.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=qHpOBh5GCvo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=DhmEGNipU9I

I trust the tab, they've put a lot of work into em, but this is really throwing me. Trying to decide whether it's something I should be trying to learn or a habit I should avoid. :P
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#2
Yes, muted chords are extremely common. It's not a bad habit to learn. It's a useful technique that is employed in a lot of genres.

For the power chords, try to limit yourself to downstrokes whilst muting. From memory in that song it's muted for the first half of the verse, then open. Also it's open for the first stroke of each bar, then muted for the remainder. Kinda hard to describe but you're playing it pretty close. The parts where you're alt picking the low E should be down stroke muted power chords.
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#3
It's nothing to do with Rocksmith, there's loads of songs that feature palm-muted powerchords.

It's not Rocksmith deciding you should do this, it's the song itself - that's what they played.
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#4
Right, but I'm talking about the technique itself, and check the videos - the first game tabbed it the way I would always have played it; muting only the lowest note of the chord while chugging. They've only changed it to include 2 string muting in RS2014. :P
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#5
Well the first game and you would be incorrect. You have your answers mate.
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#6
Huh. Maybe I chose a bad example here. OK, how about something like good ol' fashioned Drop D metal; something like A7X, Trivium, whatever -

0-X-X-X-X-X-0-5-X-3-X-0-
0-X-X-X-X-X-0-5-X-3-X-0-
0-X-X-X-X-X-0-5-X-3-X-0-

You'd strum the D, A and D strings of those chords while muting em and not just the low D?
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#7
yup, that's what the tab says
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#8
Pretty much all metal songs will have a muted powerchord at some point.

If it's any help I recall not liking the sounds of muted notes or chords either when I started learning them. Not sure why. I got over it.
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