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Learn the essentials of great guitar palm muting with this short tutorial

Palm muting is an essential guitar skill for all players and styles, not just rock and metal, and in this short video lesson Elixir® Strings (opens in new tab) artist Mandy Rowden introduces you to this dynamic technique to benefit your playing. 

A simple skill with huge potential, palm muting is all about using the heel of your picking hand to create driving rhythms and new moods for guitar playing. 

It's important for beginner guitarists to not just focus all their attention on the fretting hand, and Mandy's lesson here shows us how your picking hand can be equally as important for playing feel and control. 

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Elixir® Strings (opens in new tab) are also a vital part of getting great feel as a player, thanks to the innovative company's comprehensive range of long-lasting coated electric, acoustic and bass guitar, banjo and mandolin strings (opens in new tab)

"Elixir® Strings give me the polished sound I love and a level, smooth playability I don't get anywhere else," says Mandy. "Plus the long shelf life allows for an ease of maintenance that I've come to depend on."

Mandy Rowden

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Mandy Rowden is a singer and multi-instrumentalist who released her most recent solo album, Parachute, in 2021. She founded the successful Girl Guitar rock school in 2007 after a decade as a guitar teacher. She plays 12-53 Elixir® Acoustic Phosphor Bronze strings with NANOWEB® (opens in new tab) Coating and 10-46 Electric Nickel Plated Steel strings with OPTIWEB® (opens in new tab) Coating.

For more information on the full electric and acoustic string range, visit Elixir® Strings (opens in new tab).