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Offline justinguitar

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BL-202 • 12 Bar Shuffle Picking Techniques
« on: November 04, 2011, 09:07:49 am »
« Last Edit: January 25, 2012, 01:26:01 am by Indigo »
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Re: BL-202 • 12 Bar Shuffle Picking Techniques
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2011, 08:45:25 am »
Hi Justin,
               just wanted to clarify something with you regarding the shuffle picking techniques. In the alternate picking i know that you are completely muting the strings that aren't part of the chord but, are you applying any partial mute to the strings that are part of the chord?

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Re: BL-202 • 12 Bar Shuffle Picking Techniques
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2011, 03:45:43 pm »
Does anyone know if Justin also uses his left hand to mute the notes?
At 7:50 it seems that hes muting the notes, they dont ring out, but does he use his palm or his fingers?
Cause I have the biggest trouble using my palm, I think i've got it now, but still cant do it at a good speed.

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Re: BL-202 • 12 Bar Shuffle Picking Techniques
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2011, 04:48:13 pm »
Does anyone know if Justin also uses his left hand to mute the notes?

Have you seen his lesson on string muting? That should answer the question:

http://www.justinguitar.com/en/IM-134-StringMuting.php

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Re: BL-202 • 12 Bar Shuffle Picking Techniques
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2011, 01:35:37 am »
@Jack: I've been through the IM foundation, but I ment muting inbetween the notes, making sort of a staccato note.
Justin explains how to do the shuffle with mutes using your palm, but when doing the 12bar using big movements (@7:50) its really hard to use your palm to mute the strings for me.

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Re: BL-202 • 12 Bar Shuffle Picking Techniques
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2011, 04:11:21 am »
This whole time I've been barring the hold fret down with my index finger!  It's quite a challenge now just muting the strings!

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Re: BL-202 • 12 Bar Shuffle Picking Techniques
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2012, 11:39:44 am »
Hello:)

I was wondering one thing. To mute the notes in the chunka-chunka, I dont use my right hand, I relax or lift lift my left hand just a little bit instead.
Is that wrong, is it a problem?

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Re: BL-202 • 12 Bar Shuffle Picking Techniques
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2012, 01:05:44 pm »
Kjelelokk - if it sounds good it is good :)

However - palm muting (right hand) is generally more effective in most circumstances because it also mutes any open strings that are ringing as well.
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Re: BL-202 • 12 Bar Shuffle Picking Techniques
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2012, 03:32:27 pm »
And dont forget to record yourself and listen back!
I thought that my 12 bar was sounding great with fingermutes, but after I played it back I knew I still had to work hard on it!  :)

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Re: BL-202 • 12 Bar Shuffle Picking Techniques
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2013, 12:27:48 am »
i find it frustrating playing "palm mute style"...
can I just play it muting the strings with my left hand like I always did?

Kjelelokk - if it sounds good it is good :)

However - palm muting (right hand) is generally more effective in most circumstances because it also mutes any open strings that are ringing as well.

I dont understand why any open string would be ringing, for an intermedium player

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Re: BL-202 • 12 Bar Shuffle Picking Techniques
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2013, 06:13:28 am »
@filiped: apart from sympathetic vibrations (which can muddy up you playing esp. pn electric), you may simply be playing an open string, e.g. when you play a blues in E.

However, I agree that when you play bar chords or power chords, lifting the fretting hand is easier. It also gives you a slightly different feel. And the unused strings you can mute with your fretting hand anyway.

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Re: BL-202 • 12 Bar Shuffle Picking Techniques
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2013, 07:56:29 pm »
Is it possible to palm mute upstrokes? I have no problem palm muting when playing all downstrokes but if I try it with upstrokes my pick gets stuck in the 5th string, or I can't play both the 6th and 5th strings or I have to twist my hand to play both strings and my palms lifts from the strings and I can't mute them.