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Muting


A critically important lesson detailing the physics behind good muting technique. I cannot overstate how important this lesson is.


Overview

Muting

Errant string noise makes you sound sloppy. But when you’re using The Grip, muting becomes an art form. The Grip was all about letting strings ring clearly. Muting is all about keeping them silent. Muting is a crucial skill that separates great and mediocre players. It must become second nature or you’ll be fighting ringing strings for the rest of your playing days.

Muting is a 1 hour lesson that teaches you the techniques that allowed players like Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix to play so powerfully, yet so cleanly.

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What's In This Course

  • Lesson Videos
  • Tablature
  • Backing Track
  • Fretboard Diagrams

Lesson Details

  • Part 1
    Part 1: Introduction

    In this section I'll explain how Muting relates the The Grip.

    Included
    • Lesson Video
  • Part 2
    Part 2: Mechanics

    In this section, we first look at exactly how each finger on your fretting hand can be used for muting while using The Grip.

    They we'll look at how to mute strings with your picking hand.

    And lastly we'll look at how can use both hands together to make sure only the desired strings are ringing out.

    Included
    • Lesson Video
  • Part 3
    Part 3: Troubleshooting

    In this section I give you a step-by-step process for eliminating ringing strings while you play.

    Included
    • Lesson Video
  • Part 4
    Part 4: Exercises

    In this final section i give you several exercises to help you target individual strings while muting everything else.

    Included
    • Lesson Video
    • Exercises