A little help needed....guitar-violin thingie I initially thought of putting this in the Beginners Lounge but it's not really a beginner type question. Of late, I've been getting into more physical aspects of the guitar and two things have been bugging me....well, not so much bugging me but have me wanting to try them out. First of all, the violin on guitar type thing. I tried it and have no idea if this is the way it's meant to be done. So this is where you come in. Listen to this short theme from Titanic that I randomly played in this....I haven't practiced to perfect it or anything, just off the top of my head hence I made mistakes in the tune at places. What I'm doing is cutting off the initial "twang" using my volume knob and hammering on the notes with my left hand....is this how it's supposed to be done? I haven't used any effects whatsoever....this is just a plain old crappy electric guitar plugged into the computer. You might have to turn up the volume a bit. http://www.geocities.com/robotpajamas/titanic.mp3 What you have to tell me is a) Whether I'm having success in making it sound like it's played on a voilin and not a guitar. b) If no, what should I do to make it sound like one. If yes, is there a better way to do it...should I be muting the other strings? c) Don't worry about the volume...I get about 3 times this volume with an amp. Also don't judge me terribly harshly since this was recorded within my first hour of practicing this technique. But feel free to tell me in no uncertain terms if it sucks. Another thing I'm having problems with is half-muting. I'm not sure I understand the concept completely. More accurately...the type of sound you get in songs like "Every Breath You Take" by Sting and the Police. What I don't understand is the right-hand technique....are you just palm muting in a lighter sort of way or are you muting the strings with your right hand lightly just after you hit the note? Any help on this would be appreciated. I would've asked my teacher but it's 6 days to class and I don't want to wait that long.