Palm Muting the guitar strings will inject attitude into your
Palm Muting Tips:
- Lay the right edge of your palm(opposite your thumb-see picture)
on top of the bridge.
- As you are strumming (with palm muting), get more
wristy so that guitar strings will “snap”.
- You can add more or less muting depending on how
much you let the guitar string ring. For less
muting – move the palm towards the bridge. For
more muting, move the palm away from the bridge.
- The palm mute should sound like a
“thunk” when you play it. Try to mute
all of the guitar strings equally!
- In TAB Notation, the symbol for palm muting is
P.M.- – – –
- You can also use your palm to perform mute strumming(see Mute Strumming)
- As you are strumming, lay your palm over all of
the guitar strings(wherever your hand happens to
be)to mute a strum. Be sure to use a lot of wrist
- You can hear all of the greats do these types of
palm muting on the guitar: Bob Dylan, Jimi
Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen, John Fogerty
(Credence Clearwater Revival), and Blink 182.
|Check out these songs with palm muting|
|All The Small Things – Bling 182|
|Led Zeppelin – Babe I’m gonna leave you|
- Practice the Bridge muting with the metronome
- Now try the entire E Blues Rhythm and E Blues
Shuffle Rhythm with palm muting