Old 09-15-2020, 04:08 PM   #1
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Default for bass guitar - X -playing with fingers

when there is X in the tab

lets say its 3 3 X X 3 3

what i do is on the left hand on the fretboard while i play the 3...i lift it up just like when you're trying to make a harmonic....and try to put a little more pressure than when you do a harmonic...so it becomes a bit more dead

is this how you supposed to do it?
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Old 09-15-2020, 04:34 PM   #2
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If you're talking about muting the X, (single note) I would typically palm mute.

Playing chords with muted strings, I use my fret hand.

Unless of course you're talking about something totally different.
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Old 09-15-2020, 04:48 PM   #3
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If you're talking about muting the X, (single note) I would typically palm mute.

Playing chords with muted strings, I use my fret hand.

Unless of course you're talking about something totally different.

hmm i think you're talking about guitar? sorry i think my main topic wasn't clear,


i meant playing fingers with the right hand on the bass...therefore you can't palm mute


if not, i'd like to know what is done when playing with the right hand fingers on the bass


how do you make dead notes with the left hand on the fretboard, is it the way i described? just like when you do harmonics just a bit harder?
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i meant playing fingers with the right hand on the bass...therefore you can't palm mute
I guess if you limit yourself to one technique for right hand plucking, you're probably right.
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Old 09-15-2020, 06:04 PM   #5
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you can definitely palm mute on bass, especially with a pick.
but the tab would still show a note.
I'd say the X in this case is an open string pluck but with the fingers resting. just a muted thump.
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Old 09-15-2020, 06:33 PM   #6
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You can use your other fingers to mute by laying them across the strings to deaden the harmonic etc.

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Old 09-15-2020, 11:37 PM   #7
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Wow, you know I haven’t thought about how I do left hand muting in a long time. I just...do it.
But yeah in order to avoid accidentally playing a harmonic, it really helps to have more than one finger on the string. Whether extra finger(s) are higher or lower doesn’t much matter. I guess just whatever’s most convenient, though you can get different sounds from different techniques.
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Old 09-16-2020, 01:33 AM   #8
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ok i see! thanks guys!!
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