Ever experience open string noise when playing scales, riffs and licks? Well, let me tell you how to fix it.

The times I usually hear students experiencing unwanted open string noise is when they’re learning to play scales.⁠

In order to stop open strings from ringing out during a scale (or anything else) you need to learn to mute the strings you’re not using while playing.

This muting technique is achieved with the length of the 1st finger of your fretting hand and the thumb of your picking hand.⁠

As you start playing your scale in the low strings, the length of the 1st finger mutes all the strings underneath the ones you’re playing.⁠

As you move towards the high strings, the thumb of the picking hand mutes the low strings.⁠

Use the same technique in reverse when descending.⁠

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