#1
Hey guys,

I've picked up guitar again after a little break and I've been practicing probably around 4 hours a day. I've been working a lot on my alternate picking and soloing, since previously I was predominantly a rhythm player. One thing that is irritating me though, is that whenever I seem to play single note lines, other strings (higher and lower) seem to ring out. I found that moving my picking hand palm down the strings to mute along with my fretting hand reduces this somewhat, but it's still there in the background. I practice with a clean tone, and it's even worse when I add distortion.

Any suggestions?
#3
Eric Johnson has good video on that issue as well on you tube. Guthrie Govan also addresses it in some videos.

Properly muting unwanted strings separates great players from amateurs - you should always incorporate it in your practice. You need to use both your left and right hand to mute the strings you aren't using ( depending on the scenario). I hook unused high strings with my right hand fingers.