What is the correct way to play/mute strings with the thumb?

Asked by: Jennifer Adams

To do thumb muting, rest your picking hand’s thumb on the lower (in pitch) strings to mute them, while you are playing the higher (in pitch) strings. Using your palm to mute causes you to lift your picking hand away from the strings while moving from one string to the next…

How do you play muted strings?

So here is how you fretting hand mute.

How do you mute strings when playing chords?

You have three options for muting: a) Use any free fret-hand finger, including your thumb, to stop the sound of the strings; b) hit only the intended strings with your pick or fingers; or c) use a combination of these two approaches. Certain chords have notes on non-adjacent strings that require simultaneous muting.

How do you play thumb when playing guitar?

Okay then see if you can get that chord the top chord. And then wrap around get the thumb. On the bass. Now the most common way of doing this is just to have those thinnest four strings.

How do you finger mute?

The first finger has a very important job it's muting all of the strings. Below the note being played. So if we're playing the note f sharp with the third finger on the fourth fret of the fourth.

How do you practice hand muting?

My hand is positioned here with the bump at the weather. Low e-string means the bridge where do I need to put my hand now in order to get the right kind of mute.

How can I improve my guitar muting?

Another thing to do and I think the most efficient way to do it is just shorten the stroke of your strumming hand two notes that you have fretted right so in the g major Scates.

How do you strum and mute at the same time?

Enough it's the same as a simple stroke. We got the first half nailed. Now I'm gonna go to that mute technique that's the trick of course. The new technique uses the fingernail.