HANK MARVIN: PALM-MUTED MELODIES
cd track 13
A big part of Hank’s sound was his use of palm muting. However, he didn’t restrict the use of this technique to low-string riffs as modern players would, he applied it to entire melodies, both in single-note passages and double-stops. don’t mute too heavily, as Hank’s sound was only half muted; the pitches were still clearly audible. You will also need to adjust the position of your palm, particularly when playing the double-stops in bars 7 and 8, to ensure the technique is applied evenly across phrases. If your whammy bar is floating, avoid pressing too hard or you’ll push the muted notes sharp.