How to resolve finger noise? Not string noise

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Doctor Morbius, Apr 11, 2015.

  1. Doctor Morbius

    Doctor Morbius Member

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    I primarily use flatwounds on my guitars so this isn't about string noise. Rather when I lift my fingers from the strings.

    How does one lift their fingers from the strings quickly without getting unwanted noise coming through the amp?
     
  2. RedTiger

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    When I'm playing, my right hand is muting strings. Sometimes it's just my palm, sometimes I'm using my middle, ring, and pinky to mute individual strings as I play around them. It's a conscious effort at first, but after awhile, you don't even think about it.

    Even then, there's always going to be a little noise sometimes. No one's perfect. ;)
     
  3. Tone_Terrific

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    Flatwounds and it still bugs you?
    Have teacher check your technique, otherwise I think you will have to endure it.
     
  4. bob-i

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    First off, this is a normal part of progressing as a guitar player. Newbies don't notice these little things

    its a challenge, and one that makes a big difference. I use a combination of both hands to mute strings. At times I lay a left hand finger across the strings to mute them, when that's not possible I use right hand fingers. With fast passages it's less critical, with slow passages it takes patience and practice.
     

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