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I'm not sure, but is that palm muting?

At 0:09-0:13, it doesn't look like he was palm muting.

If it is palm muting, is it just practice I'm lacking why I can't seem to reproduce it well?

  • Normally I trust my ears a lot more than my eyes when it comes to music. If palm muting sounds right then it is at least close enough for whatever you're trying to do. – Todd Wilcox Mar 22 '16 at 18:09


It sounded like palm muting, but

has a live version (@1:00) and the strumming is picked and it is muffled, so, I am guessing there is a pedal or massive EQ shelving.


That is palm muting (and probably finger strumming), but bear in mind it is a produced version where they can filter it, compress it, and EQ/volume duck it massively.

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    The guy singing in the blue shirt stage right (left side from the audience perspective) is clearly palm muting. – Todd Wilcox Mar 22 '16 at 18:17
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    @ToddWilcox Both acoustic guitarist and the electric guitarist are ALL palm muting quite a bit in this vid. – Rockin Cowboy Mar 31 '16 at 3:32

That sound can definitely be achieved just with palm muting. Practice, practice practice. :)

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