I’m very happy to announce that palm muting works great for individual notes, too! This is such a great way to texture a note–and it sounds so good. You have to position your palm in the right spot to let out just enough sound, which can sometimes be frustrating. But after just a little trial and error and some fine tuning, you’ll have it down and ready to go!

It takes a bit to get used to palm muting different types of chords. Muting open-string chords, for example, takes a little more control and precision than muting closed-position, barre chords or power chords.

Palm muting is a staple for the rock guitarist. For that matter, palm muting is often used for playing blues too…well, it’s found in every style of music, really. Here we discuss the basic technique to get a great range of mutes.