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  • #22688

    superblonde
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    With a fast lick that ends with vibrato (vibrato with 2nd finger on G string) I seem to brush the adjacent strings (especially B string) and that creates some string noise. So I wonder, should I try making a smaller vibrato -or- keep the vibrato the same plus do some right hand muting (like pinch those unused strings with my picking hand fingers)?

    I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! The glutens will be eaten with relish!
    And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

  • #22689

    rightonthemark
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    i see some guitarists using a string dampener for high gain playing.

    rock and roll ain't pretty; that's why they picked us to play it.

  • #22691

    superblonde
    Keymaster

    My description was a bit off. Anyways this is what it really is – if my own transcription is correct.
    Maybe my vibrato will get ‘tighter’ or ‘faster plus more close to center’ with more practice.. or my right hand muting might get faster too..

    My pulloffs sometimes ring the next higher string by accident too (mostly noticeable with hi gain) and I think Doug demonstrates right hand muting for that situation.

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    I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! The glutens will be eaten with relish!
    And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

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  • #22706

    MotleyCrue81
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    Unless you’re playing a double neck like MAB, a string dampener is cheating in my book haha.

    Typically, the side meat of your hand should be lightly touching the lower thicker strings. That’s just a matter of accurate picking hand placement. Or, you could do the vibrato using your second and third fingers pressing the string down and your first finger laying down lightly across the other strings to mute them. You could mute the higher thinner strings by using your rinng or pinky fingers of yournpicking hand like you mentioned. I like to combine all three of those techniques when I can. That way you can still play really clean with very high gain.

    Bring hair metal back!

  • #22720

    slash
    Participant

    For what its worth I use both hands to mute unwanted strings. I use the ring finger and middle finger of the picking hand to mute the strings below and the palm above. I don’t remember which lesson or course but I learned it from Doug and it works for me.

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