Watch the Left Hand Muting 1 online guitar lesson by Brad Carlton from Essential Techniques

The purpose of this series is to address Essential Technique as it applies to each hand. The principles of economy of motion and conservation of energy will be applied through a series of twenty exercises. You will learn how to develop your own individual exercises based on your technical level in a creative fashion thus making the journey to mastery on the instrument more enjoyable.
Left Hand Muting
This lesson deals with the basics of left hand muting and staccato. You'll learn an absolutely great exercise for controlling those "fly-away fingers." Controlled dampening is an often overlooked technique which will develop finesse in your fretting hand touch and provide for economy of motion in all of your playing.