View Full Version : Muting open strings in swing

Picklejuice Duce
02-24-2014, 04:44 PM
Quick question for the board...I am working thru some swing using strumming and then muting with my left hand, but I have open strings in the melody. I'm thinking to prevent an unwanted sustain I should be muting those strings with the palm of my strumming hand to keep it sounding consistent. Am I on the right track? Is there another technique? It sounds a little different from the regular lift, but I think it just needs some practice in order to sound identical. Am I on the right track?:confused:

02-25-2014, 12:30 AM
Yes. Mute with the heel of your right (strumming) palm.