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Lately I've really been honing in on all the discrepancies in my playing. One thing I've noticed is that when I'm moving up a string while alternate picking, the string that I have left rings out a little after I've lifted my finger
from it. I have tried to mute it with the edge of my picking hand, by moving it diagonally down and towards the bridge a little, but if I'm doing quicker runs, this causes too much movement. I've tried using the very top of my fingers on my fretting hand, like having the string under the middle of my fingernail and the end just muting the string I've just left, but this also causes problems when doing weird shaped licks. How do you guys stop your strings from ringing out, particularly when you're alternate picking?
 

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I like to rest my hand on the bridge and then lean it over the bass strings I'm not using. For the higher strings I use the very tips of my finger to stick over the fretted notes and mute the string directly below it. Works for me.
 
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