Scott Morris Lesson on String Dampening

Scott Morris LessonA lesson on String Dampening for classical guitar by the excellent Scott Morris. This lesson is via Guitar Salon International. Don’t worry if you don’t fully understand all the theory or harmonic language, the main idea is that some sounds belong and some do not and string dampening is the way to clean up the sound. He covers a multitude of techniques as well as the musical results. Enjoy. If you’re looking for a technique book you can check out my review of classical guitar technique and exercise books.

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Guitar: 2014 Woon Sun Lee (
Here’s another video lesson from Scott Morris illustrating concepts from his ‘Classical Guitar Complete’ method ( In this lesson Scott addresses the topic of string dampening and shows us a few techniques, using Villa-Lobos’ Mazurka Choro as his example. Scott is playing a 2014 Woon Sun Lee classical guitar at the Guitar Salon International showroom in Santa Monica, CA.


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