Category: Rhythm Guitar

Guitar String Damping Adds to Rhythm Playing

Learning about guitar string damping can really add and extra something special to your playing.

Guitar damping is when you deaden the strings either before or while you are playing them. The sound a muted string makes when played is nearly percussive and damping is a great way of giving your songs rhythm and drive.

If you’re really advanced try combining damping with pinch harmonics for maximum effect.

There are two types of damping – right hand damping and left hand damping. Whether you’re a lead guitarist or a rhythm player you’re going to have to get your head around damping sooner rather than later.Continue reading Guitar String Damping Adds to Rhythm Playing