#1
Are you supposed to always use the index finger of your fretting hand to dampen the strings below it? And if so I suppose that means the index finger can never really leave the fretboard, its always performing that technique?
#2
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#3
i'm gonna respond like your talking about power chords ^^

lets say you play a G5 powerchord, you can use your index finger to mute the D, G, B, and e strings

now then, lets say you play a C5 on the 3rd fret A string, you can mute the E string with your index finger tip and then mute the G B and e strings aswell

why do this? well i just find it easier to learn this and then not have to restrict your strums to a few strings

if this is the wrong kinda answer you were looking for, well, its still helpful
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#4
Right, I do that with powerchords already.

What I'm asking is if I need to use that same technique when soloing as well, say I'm playing a lick on the G and B string, my index finger would always be muting out the high E.
#6
I'd say that you don't necessarily 'have' to, but doing it will make everything sound cleaner. Just do what you want.
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#7
Thanks, I guess I do most of the time. But I noticed that my index finger sometimes comes right off the fretboard and I panicked that I have yet another technique issue to fix. Most of the youtube videos I watch, the guitarists index finger doesn't come off.
#8
Good left hand muting is an indispensable tool for any guitar player, especially if you use a lot of gain in your sound. No one wants to hear your open strings ringing, no matter WHAT you're playing. Keep that first finger on the strings you're not using. I use my right palm on any I can't get with my first finger.

YMMV

Brettski
#9
Quote by Brettski
Good left hand muting is an indispensable tool for any guitar player, especially if you use a lot of gain in your sound. No one wants to hear your open strings ringing, no matter WHAT you're playing. Keep that first finger on the strings you're not using. I use my right palm on any I can't get with my first finger.

YMMV

Brettski


Well, with somethings its impossible to always have the index finger muting the strings below it. Certain solos and when I play on the really high frets come to mind. I don't know if that's bad or if you don't do that with EVERY SINGLE thing you play.

I have pretty short fingers, maybe that plays a roll.