How do I practice with a Viol mute?
Place the mute so it sits between two strings or you can attach the mute to a single string (usually A or D, but can be any string of your choosing). We recommend guiding the mute between the two middle strings for a more uniform muting effect.
When not in use, secure the mute by gently pulling it at a downward angle towards the tailpiece until it firmly wedges in place on the strings.
To engage the mute, slide the mute towards the bridge. Lift the mute up and over the crown of the bridge and push it down until it seats firmly.