Palm Muting in Yenne Lee's Arrangement of Autumn Leaves

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Palm Muting in Yenne Lee's Arrangement of Autumn Leaves

Post by mhjones12 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:56 pm

I am working through Yenne Lee's arrangement of Autumn Leaves. I'd post the youtube video of her playing it, but I think it may just be removed, so you can search youtube for "Autumn Leaves Yenne Lee" to see it if you're not familiar (it is amazing). I'm working on the palm muted section from 5:00 to 6:17 and i can't seem to get the palm muting.

It's difficult to get even palm muting that is not to heavy or too light, so I try my best to keep my right hand palm parallel to the bridge and just on top of the bridge. But then if I try to use my thumb nail to pluck the strings, I have to twist my thumb back in a way that is difficult and I think I might pull something, and it sounds overly bright. So I tried just using my thumb flesh and not the nail, but then it's difficult to get decent volume and speed. I've attached 3 pictures.

1) My right hand palm resting on the strings
2) My thumb positioned with the nail ready to strike the string
3) My thumb positioned with my flesh ready to strike the string

Any suggestions? Right now I'm practicing it without any palm muting. It still sounds good, just not as good as with the palm muting.

Thanks

1) palm resting on the strings
Palm Placement.JPG
2) nail ready to strike the string
Nail Strike.JPG
3) flesh ready to strike the string
Flesh Strike.JPG
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Re: Palm Muting in Yenne Lee's Arrangement of Autumn Leaves

Post by mhjones12 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:24 pm

I figured out the term for the technique she is using is pizzicato. I’ve rounded the edge of my nail so that it doesn’t strike the string and it is sounding better.
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Re: Palm Muting in Yenne Lee's Arrangement of Autumn Leaves

Post by PeteJ » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:10 am

Not sure what the question/problem is. The method seems correct.

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Re: Palm Muting in Yenne Lee's Arrangement of Autumn Leaves

Post by oski79 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:36 pm

BTW, you're certainly right about one thing. I've watched that video a number of times over the last few months, and... Yes. Amazing!
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Re: Palm Muting in Yenne Lee's Arrangement of Autumn Leaves

Post by soltirefa » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:34 pm

I checked out buying her sheet music online. It says you get one print and a digital copy. How does that work? And what's a digital copy?

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Re: Palm Muting in Yenne Lee's Arrangement of Autumn Leaves

Post by mhjones12 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:03 am

My problem is that it is difficult to palm mute and use my thumb nail. I’ve started just using my flesh and not even palm muting and it sounds pretty good.

I’m not sure what’s meant by one print. I bought it the day she released it and it only came with a pdf, which would be a digital copy. It is a very high quality sheet music and tab, with left hand finger recommendations on every note. Worth every penny.
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Re: Palm Muting in Yenne Lee's Arrangement of Autumn Leaves

Post by slidika » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:34 pm

Yep, I've watched it several times, also. Nothing is better than a very fine arrangement played with very fine musicianship.
Whenever I am not ready for my music lesson, I call it 'facing the music'.

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