Muting Strings – Cavaquinho Technique

The muting of the strings is an advance technique that allows you to play with percussive elements meanwhile you play a song.

Let’s practice a few patterns with this technique so you can learn how to implement it.

Now let’s apply this technique to the chords pattern Am – Dm – E7. You will notice that the left hands separate itself briefly from the fretboard when pressing a chord, thus creating a muting effect that enhances the percussive elements.

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