Has anyone heard of dead-strikes?

Discussion in 'Guitar Lessons' started by HearHear, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. HearHear

    HearHear Senior Member

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    This is where you strike a chord but the sound is muted by simultaneously striking with the pick and muting the strings with the side of your palm (same hand). My teacher is having me practice this, but it feels like I'm beating the hell out of my new guitar. It's like slamming the strings with the side of your palm as you strike a chord- it feels like the guitar wasn't made for it. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    I've never heard the term before, but I've used the technique, sure.

    Never seemed to bother my guitars when I did it.
     
  3. D-POLAND

    D-POLAND Senior Member

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    it is also called, chugging!
     
  4. parts

    parts Senior Member

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    Yep..part of what I have done for..uh..50 years..(with time off for a family lol)

    No damage to any of my guitars..electric or acoustic,,
     
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  5. meatball

    meatball Senior Member

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    Listen to all of "Harvest " from Neil Young .. you will get the master of this technique
     

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