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The palm mute is a playing technique for guitar and bass guitar, executed by placing the side of the picking hand below the little finger across the strings to be plucked, very close to the bridge, and then plucking the strings while the damping is in effect.

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How is this dissonant harp sound achieved?

In "L’Impatiente de Balfour" for viola and harp by Claire-Mélanie Sinnhuber, there are some harp notes that sound somehow dissonant and metallic, almost like a prepared piano. In this video ...
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Muted percussive sound of a guitar equivalent on keyboard?

Just as a reference of what I mean in the intro of the track: If not available in your country: (thanks @Michael Curtis) There are ...
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Muting with right hand fingers when going high to low?

I'm learning bass and I'm struggling to mute strings. I'm right handed. I'm practicing the floating thumb technique. So when I go from a low to high string (pitch wise, example: E to A), I can use my ...
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Left hand bass muting when playing the first fret

I've been practising a piece that plays the open A-string followed by the E-string at the first fret. Normally I would just mute the A string whilst fretting the next note, but because it's only at ...
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How to palm-mute bass notes only?

I heard about a fingerstyle technique where you palm mute the bass line but not the melody line. I've been trying to figure it out but have a couple of issues. I try to lay my palm so that it touches ...
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Can a dotted eighth note delay be applied onto a piano piece?

In the past few months, I have become keen on taking up the guitar along with the piano which I've been playing for 3 years. There has been an interesting tune that I have longed to play from two ...
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Alternate double palm mute picking between notes

Some songs that I really like feature double palm-muted notes (usually open strings or low pitch frets) between lead notes. Those are played by one guitar. Good examples would be: Parkway Drive - ...
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Fender Stratocaster center pickup gets in the way of palm muting

I have been playing guitar for probably about 10 years now and my primary guitar at the moment is an American Deluxe Fender Stratocaster with a humbucker for the bridge pickup and 2 single coils. The ...
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Alternate picking while palm muting

I've been practicing alternate picking and palm muting for a while now, but I have extreme difficulties when combining these two techniques together. My picking hand can't move freely when resting on ...
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Why does palm muting give a higher output than a normally played power chord?

Assuming you have the same amount of (high) gain, and the same amount of distortion, a palm muted strum gives a higher output than when you hit the same chord with the same amount of energy, non muted....
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Picking using forearms vs Picking using wrist for palm muting

I have been playing for around 3 years and am mostly self taught. I have seen many people recommend the use of your forearms for picking instead of using your wrist as this might lead to Carpel ...
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