Quote by thepumpkinkid
Is it because i need to mute the strings (the ones which aren't being played) or is down to bad left hand technique??
I would definately say bad left hand tecnique.
When i practice and play legato i try to aim at not muting the strings. That shouldnt have to be done if you just have done some proper practice. I tend to think that, if legato needs muting, then it is sloppy playing that is the real problem. I have managed to get a pretty nice legato going without muting any strings... Offcoarse, if you have large fingertips, thats another story... *
*To practice it, try to just do one hammer on and a pullof without making any other strings sound. Im sure that isnt a problem for anyone. Then try to do some legato practice at slow tempo at only one string at the time, not touching any other string. When you feel comfortable, increase the speed and what not.. *Then, you should be developing some perfect legato...
By the way... I dont mean to sound like im better than anyone or whatever. Im just giving my little point of view, just so you know...
(BTW, my post is strictly handling the teqnique of legato, not picking or any other thing)
(take a look at Vai, when he waves his right hand around and stuff while playing legato, he's not muting no strings... Thats because he dont need to mute any strings..:shocked
(Edited by Jay Satriani at 5:27 am on Nov. 9, 2001)