irellevant strings make sounds


mans.eltin
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So im pretty new to guitar and i have played for a couple months. I've come to realise that when i play there is a low sound in the background to the thing im playing. I found out that it was other strings that i had not touched that vibrated sligthly making sometimes an annoying sound. Is this supposed to happen to all guitars or is it just mine that is broken or something? I tried to switch strings aswell.


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ChristopherSchlegel
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Originally Posted by: mans.eltin

I've come to realise that when i play there is a low sound in the background to the thing im playing. I found out that it was other strings that i had not touched that vibrated sligthly making sometimes an annoying sound. Is this supposed to happen to all guitars or is it just mine that is broken or something?

It sounds like you need to add muting to your skill set! Essentially any string that you don't want to make sound needs to be muted. I cover the topic in this tutorial.

https://www.guitartricks.com/progress/link/tutorial_jump/2281

Are you working through the Fundamentals courses?


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nb981913
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String instruments make sound with vibrating strings, and the pitch is modified by the thickness, tension, and length of the string. String instruments can be played in many ways, and come in many variations. String instruments range from the simple lyre, to the modern guitar, violin, and piano. All rely on the sound of strings.


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DraconusJLM
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And π = 3.142 but knowing that won't help stop a moving pick from hitting unwanted strings that ring out unless muted......


I wish this forum had a "block user" feature. Possibly I'm not the only one......

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chanelnicoleyu97
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aminjabari242

Joined: 09/12/22
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Fret hand muting is most often done with your index finger but also the other fingers, including the thumb. Use the back of your index finger, or the other 3 fingers, to mute the strings below the string being played. The thumb is used to mute the low E string and sometimes the A string when playing open chords. myccpay.com


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