Hey guys its me again back with another newbie question. When I was taking guitar lessons I asked my guitar teacher if it should be making scratchy noise when changing between power chords, and how I could minimize it. He told me nothing you could do about it, and it didn't really matter since its hardly noticeable in recordings or playing live for electric guitar.. is this true? reason I ask after taking lessons for almost a year now I just don't feel like I'm the guitar player that I should be at this stage. I'm quitting my teacher in 2 weeks which means I have taken a year of lessons from him and actually can't wait really so I can start really practicing my own routines because I feel like I get myself where I need to be now. Don't get me wrong his helped me with guitar theory but he would have me practice 1 exercise a week. I would practice the pentatonic scale for a week and then next week I practice another scale.. his never had me practice with a metronome, I did barre chords for a month. The songs he had me learn where Brown Eye Girl, Some Beatles, and he knows I love metal so the only metal song i've done in a year is Enter Sandman. His never had me learn or helped me learn a whole song, i've never played to a backing track or understand how to do so. Maybe its just expecting more out of my self ok i'm done rambling lol but I plan on asking you guys plenty of questions if thats okay
The only reason i've stuck it out with him this long is because my wife paid for a year of lessons for me for my birthday/christmas because she knows how much I wanted to learn guitar and I didn't want to quit him because she would have thought I was giving up and really there aren't many teachers and I actually picked this one had good reviews on google reviews.. which now honestly I think was all staged now.
You can minimize it by keeping as little pressure as possible on the strings when shifting between power chords. Also, using less gain/compression helps mute it, and palm muting will naturally mute some of the noise as well.