[quote author=cDc link=board=lessons;num=1063624034;start=30#42 date=09/22/03 at 15:42:36]
Do you strum the chord THEN quickly mute the strings by placing your palm or whatever over the strings (this seems more like what is in davids sound bites and in fact after trying it out some more I think im nailing it
) or play them in a "click" fashion i.e. strum whilst holding your palm across the strings? Â I can only achieve this by muting the strings at the frets with my little finger or something.... no good with 4 finger chords!
In the case of Horse With No Name it's an upstroke then mute the sound in place of playing a downstroke. You don't have to actually strike the strings while you are muting to get the intended effect. I strummed thru the song a few times and I found that I tend to keep my down-up-down-up motion no matter if I'm actually striking the strings or not. So for the F#m chord, when I mute the strings I actually go through the motion of a downstroke. I hope that made sense. This stuff is hard to explain sometimes... ::)
In any case, the video and pictures on cyberfret do a good job of showing what part of the hand to use and the various sounds you can get using palm muting.
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