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.

Some things are easier to play on the electric. However, the tradeoff is that you MUST learn to control the unwanted string noise – something that is more difficult to pull off on the electric.
Also, while there are many, many songs that can work well on both the electric and acoustic, sometimes you just have to have one or the other.

Finally, we uncover new melodic possibilities by combining earlier techniques, such as hammer-ons and pull-offs, with our new arpeggio technique. The result is soooo musical and captivating!

Arpeggios are really just chords played one note at a time instead of strummed all at once. This technique allows you to play melodies and harmony all at once, and there’s no end to how creative you can get with it.