#1
Hey guys, im still learnign different techniques to playing guitar, and one i don't know how to play is palm muting. Can somebody explain to me how its done?
#2
You put the side of your palm just barely on the strings to get a chunky sound.
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#5
Well for a power chord, play it normally, but instead of pressing down on the frets, just lay your hand over the strings, so that is doesnt play the note, and that its not open.
#6
like said, ^and strum the top strings for that thick sound
also, it sounds better if uve got a humbucker and raise ur gain.
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#7
The term palm-muting can be a bit misleading. For power chords you don't actually use your palm, rather the side of your palm. Place the lower edge of your hand on the bridge slightly overhanging the strings. Your hand's contact with the strings dampens the sound enabling you to play short percussive strokes.

If you are pendulum strumming, palm-muting is a little bit different. Here you strum a chord and immediately strike the heel of your hand against the strings, creating a "chuck" sound. You can create all sorts of lively percussive-sounding patterns by adding muted beats.

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Quote by TJM2482
Well for a power chord, play it normally, but instead of pressing down on the frets, just lay your hand over the strings, so that is doesnt play the note, and that its not open.


im pretty sure thats not the same as palm muting..

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#9
He said palm muting. That's exactly how I described it, as well as how Armored Artist described it. The side of your hand slightly in front of the bridge creates the chunky palm muted sound.

The other things described won't sound the same, but are still excellent skills to learn.
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He said palm muting. That's exactly how I described it, as well as how Armored Artist described it. The side of your hand slightly in front of the bridge creates the chunky palm muted sound.

The other things described won't sound the same, but are still excellent skills to learn.


idk if u were directing that at me or not, but i know what palm muting is, and yea ur right, i meant what that other dude said about not pressing down on the frets as hard isnt the same palm muting

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Well for a power chord, play it normally, but instead of pressing down on the frets, just lay your hand over the strings, so that is doesnt play the note, and that its not open.


Youre talking about muting the strings and muting =/= palm muting. Muting the strings was popular in grunge, while palm muting is punk.