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 Post subject: Newbie question from old guy
 Post Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 4:49 am 
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Ahem. I feel dumb asking, but what is the technique that people refer to as palm muting? I may be doing it and not know the name since the name sounds like something I occasionally do. Not a pro as you can guess, just been goofin' for a long time.


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie question from old guy
 Post Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:52 am 
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Palm Muting is when you lightly rest the palm of your picking hand against the string(s) near the bridge, to provide a damping effect.


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie question from old guy
 Post Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:06 am 
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Hi, I palm mute all the time when I play bass, it gives you a different sound.


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie question from old guy
 Post Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:23 am 
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To palm mute, you rest your picking hand on the strings at or just in front of the bridge. It produces a kinda chunky staccato-ish sound. It's a technique I use a lot when I play guitar, but never when playing bass.


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie question from old guy
 Post Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 8:28 am 
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One particular example is George Harrison's rhythm playing on his Fender Telecaster on "Get Back." :)


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie question from old guy
 Post Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 6:53 pm 
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Gotcha thanks to all.


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