Easy Palm Muting

Advanced Guitar Picking Course
– with Mark McKenzie Part 5

“Easy Palm Muting”

Today we take a look at palm muting. It’s a great technique for adding color to your lead playing.

In the video I play a run as an example. Here’s the TAB for that:

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  1. Vespa Druidia

    I just now discovered this gold mine of a site! I’ve been playing the guitar for all of a month, now, and I’M IN LOVE. Never gonna stop! I’ve been just kind of winging palm muting with no theory or technique lesson on it, so this was awesome! Thanks. 🙂

    1. Jon Coursey Post author

      Awesome comment Vespa! Thanks. It’s comments like this that make it all worthwhile. All the best.

  2. Erich

    Thank you Mark! Just waiting for this particular technique needed for Shadows pieces. I didn’t know that you could come up about a centimeter to find the ‘sweet spot’. I was trying to keep the palm at the point where the string ‘just’ left the bridge. Now this will be corrected. After some practice I’ll see if I can dispense with the mechanical damper with a felt strip that I made!
    Thanks and Regards, Erich.

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