#1
Jsut a question on how I can mute one string and still play others around it:

For Example

--2--
--2--
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--4--
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How should I play that, what techniques to use. Sometimes I rest my finger on the string and it will mute it slightly, but I will also get a ringing or buzzing sound, sometimes it's not hard enough and the whole note comes out, or whatever

EDIT: Don't know if this makes a difference but I'm trying to use fingerpicking
#2
I would barre the 2s with the index finger, and have the tip of the index finger touch the g string from the side a bit so it mutes it. Then I guess fret the 4 with your ring or pinky, which ever you want.

EDIT: oh for finger picking..hmm well I guess the muting it from the side idea could still work..

I don't know though.
#5
dude pysch, your a genious, I always thought that was a myth, but apperently it works
#6
yeah i was kind of confused when he said that, It seems a little odd to pluck all 3 strings individually, but oh well, thats why I'm learning Dee, I got to get get better at that..
#8
well I jsut pointing out that the song I'm learning is fingerpicking and I know I would strum this particular chord or whatever it is. I appreciate the response, it jsut seems I need to practice a little more cause when you said barre the first 2 and use the otehr for a mute I had a better grasp and I got the string to mute over 50% more then I was before, so it will jsut take time

EDIT:

It seems you really know your stuff, I envy you man, any other cheap tricks I could use to become a master like yourself
#9
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yea the banana method dates back to the ancient times of american cathlocism

Lol, history joke! Americans have always hated Catholics, it took til JFK to have a Catholic.... president........ Oh. I'm looking into this way too far, huh? Dang.

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#11
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dude... no not at all
90% of americans are catholic

I wish you weren't a liar...

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#12
I would mute the g string with whatever finger i was fretting the 4 with (probably my ring but that is just my preference), and just have have touch that string.