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Beginner Guitar Lesson – Palm Muting

FavoriteLoadingBookmark this Lesson. In this video guitar lesson we will take a look at the technique of palm muting. Palm muting is an essential technique on the guitar no matter what style of music you play.

The most prominent use of palm muting can be found in hard rock and metal music, so I structured the lesson to be geared towards that type of sound. However, even if hard rock and metal isn't your thing, you should still try your best to master this technique. It allows you much more control over dynamics and control of how the string feels when picked. You would be hard pressed to find a guitar style that doesn't use some sort of palm muting.

Be sure to keep a very light touch in your picking hand, that way you can get the full muting sound without completely killing the notes or pulling yourself out of tune.

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Palm Muting

9 Comments

  1. Robert Wiegand on August 4, 2010 at 8:30 am

    Best approach to palm muting I’ve ever seen. Thanks, Carl.

  2. arkane on June 13, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Thank’s Carl, ou are a big teacher

  3. Christopher Pence on July 28, 2011 at 11:33 am

    That was great. Finally a great way to practice it.

  4. Blair Christopher on February 12, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    Thorough without belaboring the point. That’s what I like most about this teaching style. Great video.

  5. Dennis Madigan on May 12, 2016 at 9:38 am

    Im new here but, what i see is that these are great lessons. Very glad I happened upon this. You are very talented Carl.

  6. Michael Mueller on May 31, 2016 at 1:18 am

    I’ve been a member for a few days (and did the premium today) and I finally get how this is done. Thanks Carl! I’m glad I took the plunge from just watching the free song lessons to trying to learn the right way to do things!

  7. zois asimakopoulos on September 9, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Thanks a lot Carl. You have a way to make things seem so easy …

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