Watch the Right Hand Mutes in Motion online guitar lesson by Rich Maloof from Guitar 201: Breakthroughs

Now we're going to take full advantage of the fact that we can hear the notes in a chord when we palm-mute. In a two-chord progression that moves between Emaj7 and E, we have a very full and nicely syncopated guitar part. The addition of accents — notes or chords that are struck more strongly — helps bring out the changes and adds another texture to the rhythm.