muting techniques on the guitar are one of the most important things.
to stop residual noise.
clean playing is paramount.
to master for one's guitar playing.
to get a good muting technique is to play more cleanly and with more polish.
after grasping this approach
i actually realize how much i love residual noise.
the auxiliary sounds.
that are produced by unintentional touches and scrapes on adjacent strings.
the overtones and unintentional sounds that arise from not muting.
it sounds artisan
beautiful, organic, rich, real, hand-made, human.
as if the auxiliary strings were trying to speak with the main string.
it feels symphonic. polyphonic.
i will let it be.
there is something noble and sincere about it.