#1
I was learning this song called the ex but i cant figure out what palm muting is! Someone PLEASE HELP!!!
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#3
you place your palm on the strings near the bridge to create a muted affect, and you strum

try some metallica, they frequently used a palm muted E5 chord over and over
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#4
Palm muting is just using the side of your picking hand to mute the strings. By that, I mean that the note will sound, but it will sound more muffled. When you pick the notes (Using downstrokes helps), take the side of your picking hand (The side that would hit something if you were to Karate chop it), and place it gently, but firmly, on the strings just in front of the bridge. If you just hear a scratchy noise, move closer to the bridge, and be careful not to push down on the strings. Good luck with that.

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#5
:P ive never been able to really truely palm mute.. i dont get how youre supposed to keep your palm at the bridge and still strum and pick..

i use the method where you just lightly let your left fingers sit over the fret where you want em..

works.
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:P ive never been able to really truely palm mute.. i dont get how youre supposed to keep your palm at the bridge and still strum and pick..

i use the method where you just lightly let your left fingers sit over the fret where you want em..

works.

You just plant your base of your palm there and use your wrist or arm to pick...
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Quote by hippie_cune
:P ive never been able to really truely palm mute.. i dont get how youre supposed to keep your palm at the bridge and still strum and pick..

i use the method where you just lightly let your left fingers sit over the fret where you want em..

works.
Uh.......that wouldn't be considered palm muting. PM has more of a chugging, heavy kind of feel to it. All you're doing is deading (not sure of how to say it) the string.
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Quote by hippie_cune
:P ive never been able to really truely palm mute.. i dont get how youre supposed to keep your palm at the bridge and still strum and pick..

i use the method where you just lightly let your left fingers sit over the fret where you want em..

works.


.. your just muting the strings or whatever its called .. not palm muting them.


to palm mute just play the note, chord or whatever, as you would normally, but rest your palm on the bridge of the guitar as your doing it.

if you dont really know how to palm-mute your gonna have to just practice it a few times before you get used to the feeling.
#10
So yeah, learn to palm-mute. It's used in ridicilously many songs, and it'll give you a good variation for your normal chord-playing.
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#11
I used to not be able to palm mute. It takes a little practice, but I got it eventually. Try Master Of Puppets. Lots of Palm Muting
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#12
I can palm mute the lower strings easily (EAD) but I can't seem to position my palm near enough the bridge and pluck the higher stricks, I just get the regular 'cluck' sound. Any tips?
#13
Put that fat bit where your palm and wrist meet over the strings right next to the bridge. I think UG has a lesson on it...
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