What the World Will Never Take (Acoustic) - Palm Mutes

The acoustic guitarist can do more than strum chords - he/she can also help strengthen the groove by making percussive sounds using mutes, much like how the electric guitarist does in Break Free. Check out this example with what the world will never take, with a slow-mo version at the end:



To do palm mutes, rest your fingers lightly on the strings, and strum. Don't fret so hard such that notes ring out.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

whats the chords?

Anonymous said...

it is just A (power chord) to D (power chord)

Anonymous said...

hey, i don't think that's called Palm Muting. I think that's just muting. Palm muting is when you're still playing while muting slightly with your STRUMMING hand.
So you still hear the chords you're playing. It sounds really cool when you know how to do it

aznguitar93 said...

hey what are the chords???pls need answer

Anonymous said...

the chords are:

Chorus:
A F#m B D

Outro:
A D A D

| YaNg² | said...

anyone understand
-4s6-6-6-4-6-7-6-6-6----4-4------------
---------------------7-7----6-6--------
---------------------------------------

how to play it?

Sean said...

Not to sound arrogant or anything, but the chords are

Intro
A A
D D

Verse
A A
D D
(Repeat)

Pre-Chorus
D F#m F#maj11 D
D F#m F#maj11 A

Chorus
A D F#m F#maj11 D A
F#m F#maj11 D A

Outro
A A D A
(Repeat)