VIDEO: Essentials guitar lesson - palm-muting powerchords (TG228)

'Sabbath, The Sex Pistols and Metallica all use 'em

Essentials Lesson Palm muting powerchords TG228

Master the basics of punk and heavy metal rhythm playing with TG's guide to distorted powerchords.

Pick up Total Guitar issue 228 (on sale 14 May to 10 June) for the accompanying tab and explanation.

How to palm-mute and learn the chords

YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNYbck8qYe4

Moving palm mute

YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KqIs0tHLnU

Palm muted root notes

YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4tEAQ7Hvcc

Gradual palm mute

YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8L7E6fD6pc

Spider fingers

YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swOgooyeOpo

Tutor: Chris Bird
Videographer: Martin Holmes

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