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Guitar Noise Podcast #10 – Adding Palm Muting

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The tenth Guitar Noise Podcast gives us an introduction to palm muting, how it’s done and, more importantly, how it can become a vital part of your strumming bag of tricks.

After some initial exercises, we’ll be using the Am chord a lot, first doing an Am to G to F (or Fmaj7) to E chord progression where using palm muting allows us to create an interesting walking descending bass line.

Then we’ll focus again on the Am chord (along with the F or Fmaj7) in order to add hammer-ons and little fills to our basic palm muting strum. You’ll sound like a Seventies singer/songwriter in no time!

As always, I’ll be walking you step by step through the lesson. And, as always, please let us know what you think.


1 Comment

  1. Mike
    December 4th, 2008 @ 4:53 pm

    Hi David-

    I wasn’t exactly sure what you were doing with the F chord at the end of the Podcast. You mentioned that you were catching the low G note at the end of the measure, but I wasn’t sure what fingering you were using to do that. If I followed it correctly, you were using the FMaj7 using the thumb to cover the low F note. I just wasn’t understanding how you were catching the G at the end of the measure. Perhaps if you tabbed that out I could follow it. I liked the sound of it and would like to be able to do it.