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Plucking and Muting Tips – Beginners
#BASSNATION In this week’s lesson I’ll be talking to you about the correct and incorrect ways to attack your bass strings with your plucking hand. These techniques are super important when you are working to develop your speed, tone, and accuracy. From there we’ll be diving into plucking hand muting and some of the ways the “correct” plucking techniques immediately help you with muting your strings when you don’t want them to be ringing. Grab your bass and dig in with me on this one!
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6 thoughts on “Plucking and Muting Tips – Beginners”
So how am muting each string that I’m not playing while doing a major scale?
Your thumb should be resting on the e or a string of your index and middle are playing on the d and or g string.
How should I mute each string that I’m not playing while doing a scale in real time?
As you go up the scale and up each string make sure your thumb follows you downward to rest on the E and or A string
I demonstrate this at the 8:35 mark