MyHELP lack of good string muting is KILLLING ME!! - Fret ha
Well, you know how it goes, you think you have a good muting technique, then when you play loud enough you see it's not all there. When you jam with a band, you sound pretty good, but there's alot of background noise so you get away with it. But when you turn that amp up loud and play solo, there it is again, bad muting technique. I just can't live with my dirty little secret anymore.
My problem seems to stem from fret hand muting. I almost alway get noise when going from high to low strings (E,B and G). I've looked at my finger technique, and it seems O.K. My fingers come pretty much strait down when fretting a note ( while muting the string I just left). I'm not hitting any other string when I fret a note, but when I move up to the next string the string I was muting vibrates. Example: I'm plying two notes per string starting on the high E and moving up to B then G string. I play the note on the E and move tho the B string while muting the E with the finger I have on the B string. Then when I move to the G string the fretting finger is muting the B string. THe problem is now the E string is vibrating.
While ascending up the strings EADGBE, my palm mutes pretty good, but when playing fast I end up muting notes and not just open strings.
Also, the muting problem is very evident when playing quick fills in rythym parts. The licks between the rythym parts get king of muddy and don't stand out enough
ANY advice/exercise or tips would be GREATLY appreciated