Keep It Groovy: That Classic R&B Tone With Palm Muting!

Here’s a quick lesson on how to palm mute and play the Duck Dunn intro to the Otis Redding classic, “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay.”

This is a great way to get a vintage, 60’s style R&B tone with your hands, regardless of what instrument you’re playing. When you’re not playing a P-bass with flat wound strings, these simple steps will help you capture the thumpy tone that will get you closer to the classic sound.

Ryan Madora is a professional bass player, author, and educator living in Nashville, TN. In addition to touring and session work, she teaches private lessons and masterclasses to students of all levels. Visit her website to learn more!

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