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Ghost Note
  1. A note that is physically acted upon but is not heard. For example the starting note before a string bend is performed.
  2. A note that has been muted to the point it has no discernible pitch. In the context of guitar music this would be a mute performed with the fretting hand, as palm muted notes still have a distinctive pitch.

Synonymous With: False Note, Dead Note

See Also: Fret Hand Muting, Fretting Hand, Palm Muting