#1
When you're playing a power chord like:
e---------
B---------
G---5----
D---5----
A---3----
E---------

Do you mute the E string by pushing your pointer finger up a little bit, or do you bring your middle finger up to mute it?
#2
You don't have to mute E. With time and practice, you'll miss the string without even trying.
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#4
You shouldn't really need to mute the E string. It's best if you just play the A, D, and G strings only. Requires a bit of control.
#5
Just strike only those strings. if your playing a power chord liek that just strike those strings, don't worry about the others. I hope im right about his cause then ill be a noob.
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#8
i would use my pointer finger
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i usually use my middle finger..


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#11
well if i had to mute the strings id probably use my middle finger, but really you should work on not having to mute the string because itll make it sound cleaner if you arent hitting a muted string.
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#13
I usually use my middle finger, and the sound is pretty clear (I use a lot of distortion so the muted string isn't heard.)
#14
when u palm mute a power chord, dont play the muted string if u are muting one, sounds bad
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#15
you shouldnt have to mute the E string. you should practice acurate picking. with practice you will be able to not even worry about the E string, you will just hit the A, D, and G. but until then, i would say mute the E with your thumb, i think that would be the easiest way. keep on practicing acuracy with your picking tho and you wont have to worry about it at all.
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#16
I use my middle finger for a lot of things...
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#17
If your a fan of Tom Delonge you will use your middle, If your a fan of Billy Joe then you will use your pointer...
#18
yeah with time you'll just miss the string, or you can just push up on the string with your first finger (one on the 3rd fret in this case) thats usually what i tend to do sometimes, but i tend to jsut miss the string now
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#20
If you really have to mute, i'd say mute with your thumb.
Muting with ur middle thing.. Id say is stupid with that power chord..
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#22
some people dont even use either middle or pointer finger...they can strum without touchin E string..
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#23
i'll say no muting at all. control your strumming hand to hit those 3 strings.
#24
Memoric is right. Learn to control your hand, you need to have control in your hand to play guitar, ESPECIALLY when playing powerchords or normal chords.
#25
I use my thumb, but that's probably really bad technique. Most of the time I don't need to mute it cos I can just hit the right strings, but I like to mute it just in case.
#26
you dont have to mute the string just practice strumming those 3 strings and you will start getting the hang of it. u can mute it if u want to but personally i think its easier just to strum those 3 strings
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Don't use any fingers to mute anything, just don't hit that string.
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#29
Use your ball sack to mute it.
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Use your ball sack to mute it.


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#33
Like most people have said you dont have to mute it but if your quite new to playing i advice that you would.

Even to this day i still mute it just incase i accidently hit and ive been playing for near enough 2 years.

Just use your "**** You finger".... (Middle-Finger just incase your like 9 or smoethin:P)
#35
i mute with the pointer because my teacher said thats a better way to do it, but that was when i was learning you get used to just hitting the three strings but i still mute out of habit even though i dont need to
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#36
i can't mute my guitar cuz i play an electric like a classic with my thumb on the back of the neck behind my middle finger lol just learn to sturm OVER
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