Reply To: Being extra quiet
Yes, get a steel or brass mute. I have a rubber one, a wooden one, and a brass one. I use mutes a lot when I’m doing the playalong tracks, because otherwise I can’t hear the track over my own fiddling, even with the sound turned up loud. I think mutes are good to play with sometimes even if you don’t need to be quiet. Because they change the timbre so it’s a good way of training your ear to really hear the pitch. I guess it’s similar to playing specific notes on other instruments in that way. I rarely use my brass mute but it definitely dampens the sound sufficiently for playing at odd hours with neighbors!!