Question: I know you have talked before about excess guitar string noise when sweep picking and alternate and speed picking etc...and this is what I want to ask about. When I try any of the techniques above, I get a lot of excess noise, and I can't find a way to overcome these problems. What I would like to know is, are there certain ways of holding the pick when sweep picking and speed picking that make it possible to solve this guitar noise problem? Thank you for your time and effort to help me.

Tom Hess's Answer: Muting unwanted guitar string noise can be achieved in several ways. Both your picking and fretting hand should be used to mute higher and lower strings on guitar.  Read this article to learn the most effective ways to eliminate guitar string noise.

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