Palm Muting #2
IMPORTANT NOTE: I did not notate the palm mutes on the PDF document (a lame software limitation but I am working on this.) The power chords are always played muted except when an accent is above them (the “>” symbol.)
The goal of this lesson is to get the strumming hand used to going on and off the bridge, combining palm muting and strumming to make some tasty rhythms. You want the mutes nice and chunky and the chords nice and open. Playing with a fair amount of distortion is encouraged–this will help you hear the sonic difference between muted and open chords. Muted power chords should sound darker and bassier than open ones. Take each example very slowly and don’t try and play it fast until you understand it slow. Focus on how it feels to the strumming hand. You should feel the mutes vibrate under the heel of your palm.
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