Muting 3

Animated Muting 3 tab by ActionTab on guitar. So easy you'll be playing in minutes.

This exercise is from the Core Skills section on Muting.

As mentioned in the introduction video, muting is widely used to exclude unwanted notes from chords. Here we shall do just that. Pay attention to which notes are muted and which ones aren't. With these chords, if you don't mute the right strings you will end up hearing a big difference in the chord!

Every chord is made from a blend of tones. Some work better together than others. With guitars having 6 strings, some combinations of notes are harder to get than others. Muting is one way of making sure you are able to exclude unwanted notes. Strumming a muted note will still play it, but the tiny 'click' of striking a muted string is drowned out by rest of the louder sounding notes in the strum.

Notice that open string notes are sometimes muted by a finger holding a note on an adjacent string. This means fret a note with your finger but hold it over the adjacent string(s) in order to mute it.

The chords played here are:

A maj9
C dim
B min
D min

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