How To Play "Dead Notes"?


TheManWhoIsntThere
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05/26/2013 2:14 am
Well, that's what my tab guide says they're called -- "Dead note refers to muting the strings with your left hand. Dead note effect is achieved by lightly resting your left hand across the strings without actually pressing the strings against the fret."

I have a feeling on Guitar Tricks it's called something else, because I can't find anything through the search engine using that terminology.

Is there a lesson available here that covers this topic?

Thank you!
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ChristopherSchlegel
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05/26/2013 5:00 am
Originally Posted by: EddieSixString"Dead note refers to muting the strings with your left hand.
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Is there a lesson available here that covers this topic?

Emphasis added. :) It's called muting.

Look in GF starting here:

http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=358
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=359

And in Rock Courses here:

http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=673
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=838
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=839

And in this funk lesson:

http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=632

Using the search function for "muting" returns a lot of tutorials. But I think the above are your best bet for starting.

http://www.guitartricks.com/search.php?query=muting&search.x=0&search.y=0

Hope this helps. Have fun!
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05/26/2013 3:31 pm
Thank you, Chris!
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