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

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

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

Moving palm mute

Palm muted root notes

Gradual palm mute

Spider fingers

Tutor: Chris Bird
Videographer: Martin Holmes

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