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10 PICKING POINTERS

right-hand muting -- an example would be if you're playing power cords on the 654 strings and you do not want the 123 strings to sound, they can be silenced by resting the rest side of your right-hand palm on them. right-hand staccato -- the idea here is to use the pick to mute the string. Here's an example, using an open string try to shorten each note without speeding up. This is done by bringing the pick to rest on that string just before you strikes again. movement from the wrist -- this recommendation confuses a lot of people. Basically when they say the pick from the rest they're actually referring to a forearm motion not a up-and-down wrist motion. but just keep in mind, that you don't want into motion with the fingers or with the elbow. dynamics -- this word means to play louder and softer and can be achieved by striking the string harder or easier. A good exercise would be to play a steady series of notes, striking the fourth note a little harder to assist in …