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Lead Guitar Techniques for Beginners: Palm Muting
on Tuesday 20 June 2006
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Another quiet easy technique which is very usefull especially when you
play rhythm guitar or chords during a song. Palm muting is used to mute
the strings while you play it. Depending on how much damp the strings
you can get a really dark and heavy sound or just use it to prevent
unwanted noises from the strings. Especially on the electric guitar
this technique sounds very good!

For palm muting (short p.m.) lay the edge of your palm lightly near the
bridge on the strings of your guitar. But beware, you don´t want to kill
the notes you play!

Play the following riff while you´re muting the strings.

e||----------------|----------------|


B||----------------|----------------|


G||-----------7----|-----------7----|


D||-----------7----|-----------7----|


A||-----------5----|-----------5----|


E||--0--0--0-------|--0--0--0-------|


|-------------P.M.-------------------| 


Excercises for Palm Muting


Exercise 1 - Try different chord positions.


E||--------------------------|-----------------------|


B||--------------------------|-----------------------|


G||--------------------------|-----------------------|


D||--7--7--7--7/-5--5--5--5/-|--4--4--4--4/-2--------|


A||--7--7--7--7/-5--5--5--5/-|--4--4--4--4/-2--------|


E||--5--5--5--5/-3--3--3--3/-|--2--2--2--2-----------|


|-------------P.M.-------------------------------------|



Exercise 2 - Lift your wrist while you play the chord

-------------------------|-------------------------|


-------------------------|-------------------------|


--------------------7----|--------------------7----|


--------------------7----|--------------------7----|


--------------------5----|--------------------5----|


--0--0--0--0--0--0-------|--0--0--0--0--0--0-------|


|-------------P.M.-------------------------------------|



Exericse 4 - /w open strings Exercise 5 - Pentatonic-Scale

--------------------------|------|--------------------------|


--------------------------|------|--------------------------|


--------------------------|------|--------------------5--7--|


--------------------------|------|--------------5--7--------|


-----0-----0-----0-----0--|------|--------5--7--------------|


--0-----0-----0-----0-----|------|--5--8--------------------|


|--------------------P.M.-------------------------------------|





Mix hammer-on/pull-off and p.m.


--------5--8--8p-5--------|--------------------------||


--5--8--------------8p-5--|--------------------------||


--------------------------|--7p-5--------------------||


--------------------------|--------7p-5--------------||


--------------------------|--------------7p-5--------||


--------------------------|--------------------8p-5--||


|-------------P.M.-------------------------------------|



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