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String muting is another technique that can help you define your individual style. Muting can also allow you to create cleaner and more impressive chords and solos by eliminating unwanted sounds from your guitar.

There are two types of string muting: palm muting with your picking hand and string muting with your fretting hand. They serve different purposes but are both essential for perfect guitar playing.

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For lead guitar playing, it may sometimes be necessary to mute the fretboard further. A simple way to do this is to attach a hairband around the neck of the guitar next to the nut. Make sure the hairband is tight enough to mute the open strings, but not too tight to press the strings down onto the first fret. This simple tip can help “shred” style lead guitar players clean up their sound by muting unwanted open strings.

Both fret-hand muting and palm muting are highly individual and stylistic techniques. Practice incorporating these techniques every time you pick up your guitar, and soon you’ll become proficient in this essential skill.

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