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ChristopherSchlegel
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ChristopherSchlegel
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04/18/2018 11:11 pm
Originally Posted by: Deanhorneck

When I go to release the bend, sometimes the 4th and fith strings will either get caught on the caluses on my fingers and get unwantingly plucked, or they will ring out on their own if I have to release the bend quickly.

You need to refine your muting technique!

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=2281

That tutorial covers basic muting techniques for a variety of techniques. I think the intermediate lessons will give you a couple of close up looks at how to use both your fretting and picking hand to mute.

When you bend you need to make sure the lower strings are stopped from ringing by your picking hand palm. And it can also help to remove your index finger of your fretting hand & place it on the lower strings when you start to release the bend.

Hope that helps!


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