#1
is palm mutein just like a softer version of the note or is it supposed to sound totally different
#3
It is a just keeping the string from vibrating, giving it a staccato-like sound.
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#4
Yeah, its not supposed to change the note but it makes it short and snappy and i guess softer since it the strings arent vibrating. Once you get a feel for it its very easy to do. If you have a strat or strat copy, the volume knobs get in the way but its not so bad.
#5
it fills the song with a chunky like effect, makes it a little bassier so to speak... and it also make a song much cleaner (for punk like music). imagine not palm muting and playin a green day song... noiseehhh
#7
It usually gives a heavy 'chug' sound for metal or, a groovy sound for blues and such. Its a useful technique.
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