Advanced Palm Muting Concepts - Metal Guitar Lesson

An advanced take on the most basic of all metal techniques.

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Palm muting is one of those things that most of us can't even remember a time in which it wasn't second nature. That being said, I've noticed many players, students or otherwise, whose playing indicates a lack of consideration for certain mechanical aspects.

Everything from the angle of the pick, position of the hand on the bridge, picking direction, and even the rotation of your wrist makes a drastic difference in tone.

Many players, when first learning this fundamental technique, aren't taught to go into depth with many of those ideas. This results in a limited array of sounds that a player can produce.

For examples of all the potential varieties to this seemingly simplistic technique, take a look at the following video:

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Thanks for reading/watching!

By Kevin Goetz

5 comments sorted by best / new / date

    martti010
    I would've expected you to go a little bit deeper into it than that, like angle of your hand, which part of the palm rests/mutes on strings, vertical pos of the hand etc. Otherwise it was fairly professionally done.
    J-E-M
    Nothing new here for an ultra advanced, supa dupa chug monster like myself. Good for the virginal metal noobs though.
    Miguel_54tan
    can you explain a little of what your left hand does?, or if it does anything at all o: