Muting 1

Animated Muting 1 tab by ActionTab on guitar. So easy you'll be playing in minutes.

This exercise is from the Core Skills section on Muting.

In this example we will alternate between playing a note normally, and playing it muted. Place your index finger in the position shown by the red dot. Pick the string according to the constant down / up picking stroke motion indicated by the white dots.

Notice the M symbol (mute) appears in the red dot, but the string is still played. A Muted String is always indicated by a dot with an 'M' in it. Lift your finger off the fret, but keep it on the string - this will cause the muting. Notice the different sound...slightly funky right? Remember - You will hear as well as see when the note alternates between being played normally and when it is being muted.

Follow the rhythm in the ActionTab and get up to speed. When you have got the hang of it, try looping the normal speed version and playing along with it at that speed. Aim at maintaining the rhythm. Easy as that!

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