View Full Version : "Playing" rests

12-29-2002, 01:33 PM
Hi there,

I actually wonder what's the best way of "playing" rests. Obviously, there are many different possibilities, using your left hand, using the palm of your right hand, using the pick or even quickly switching the amp off and on again (try this - but be aware: this needs lots of practice!!! ;-)). What way of keeping the strings from ringing do you think to be the best?



12-29-2002, 03:10 PM
mmm, I think this depends on the situation and what sound ya are playing with.

With a clean sound your left hand might just be enough to mute everything - whereas ya might wanna use both hands with a distorted sound.

... or use the volume knob (or pedal) for longer breaks - I prefer this over switching off the amp :D