I find thumb damping to be easy compared to index and middle finder damping. No Matter how slow I learn I get stuck while damping with index finger.kmurdick wrote: ↑Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:37 pmDamping can be over done, it is mainly a matter of personal taste. Also, as you get better, it gets easier to learn. You might want to watch my video on damping.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytAP9T2 ... D7FA3F7B59
I agree. Thumb damping is easy. The other relatively easy technique is to circle back to the same string with the same right-hand finger. Using the other fingers of the right hand to damp is more difficult (requires much more attention from the brain). You can also use any available finger of the left hand (same problem: requires large amount of attention from the brain). Keep in mind that only open strings need damping. For fretted strings, you can just lift the fretting finger slightly. And sometimes you can play apoyando to dampen the next lower string. This is rarely useful, because normally you need to dampen the string BEFORE you play the next note.
Not sure about that - it depends on the context, obviously, but speaking for myself I usually prefer to have the two notes sounding together for an instant than to have a gap between them. I think you get a moment's grace while the new note is getting under way.
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