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In this lesson, we’re going to talk about muting when playing slide guitar.

Muting the strings can help clean up your playing and keep unwanted string noise down.

There are two ways to mute when playing slide guitar:

  • with the left hand
  • with the right hand

With the left hand, we can our fingers behind the slide on the strings to dampen unused strings.

With the right hand, you can use a palm mute, or if you’re fingerpicking, you can use unused fingers to dampen strings that you don’t want to make any noise.

In the video below I’ll show you both muting methods: