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ChristopherSchlegel
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01/12/2018 7:27 pm
Originally Posted by: anniemacleodmusic

I'm now able to play the melody while keeping my thumb going on the alternating bass notes, but I'm just wondering if anyone has tips on how to keep the bass notes muted while letting the upper strings ring out clearly while playing the melody.

Sounds like what you are after is a light palm mute. Lightly rest the palm of your picking hand on the lower strings near the bridge. Ben shows how to do this in this tutorial.

https://www.guitartricks.com/lesson.php?input=14599&s_id=962

Andy also covers it on electric in the Country Course. But this is more advanced Atkins style playing.

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=810

Hope that helps!


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