#1
Hey people.

Lately when I have been playing, whenever I would mute a note after playing it and move onto another string, the string before the one I started playing on would start vibrating/humming.

My explanation is crap, so here is an example.

I am playing Paranoid by Black Sabbath. I play E (799) 3 times, and then when I go to play those hammer-ons that go "A7h9-D7h9-A7h9-D7h9" The first string (E) starts vibrating and making this really annoying humming noise.

What are ways to either prevent this or stop this? Ususally when I play the power chords (in example) I push my pointer finger up a little bit against that string to mute that string, but I am not sure if the releasing of my finger causes it.

I might be answering my own noob-question, but I am not sure. I need your opinion
#2
since nobody replied..

maybe your frets are buzzing it?
thats when the string touches your frets and makes it buzz
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#3
either ur finger and/or pickhand is touching the other string in some way or u kind of pulled it off after you muted it.

i sometimes do the same thing in muting the upper string with my index while playing on the lower strings. if you hit it a certain way you could be makin a harmonic sound.
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#4
Alright people

I tried again this morning, but this time without my finger muting the first string. The string still vibrated, even when I didn't touch it at all.

I think the frets are buzzing it, but I don't know how to prevent that but I will try just keeping the tips of my fingers farther away from the first string.

If you know how to prevent the frets from buzzing it, please post.
#5
Learn to mute?

Part of playing guitar well is being able to keep the damn thing quiet. All that pluckin and motion; youre bound to have some residual vibration on adjacent strings. I have the same issue (more noticable at higher volumes). Just got to deal with it, or should I say, learn how to deal with it (palm/finger mutes).
#6
are you even touching the string when it vibrates? its either your string/action/fret buzz or pickup. or some combination of that.
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#7
Sympathetic vibration - An oscillation produced in an object which resonates at the same frequency, or a harmonic multiple thereof, as that present in a sound wave in contact with the object.

Because you're playing and E note on your A string, it is producing a sympathetic vibration in the adjacent E string.

Gently palm mute the low E so that it doesn't hum, or maybe switch to heavier strings (like I did) to decrease the vibration. More mass means that more energy is required to vibrate the string, so the effect is lessened.

#8
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Sympathetic vibration - An oscillation produced in an object which resonates at the same frequency, or a harmonic multiple thereof, as that present in a sound wave in contact with the object.

Because you're playing and E note on your A string, it is producing a sympathetic vibration in the adjacent E string.

Gently palm mute the low E so that it doesn't hum, or maybe switch to heavier strings (like I did) to decrease the vibration. More mass means that more energy is required to vibrate the string, so the effect is lessened.



yez this

couldnt recall the actual term
#9
Thanks guys I will do the palm muting.
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