I started playing guitar in may with a crappy starter electric guitar. I'm back at college now and I wanted to get an acoustic guitar...so I got one but it's way too loud for my small apartment. It's not that i mind the noise, but the walls/doors are paper thin in this building. People have recommended "strumming softer" but i really can't seem to do that. So.
1) How does one strum softer?
2) i did some searches for guitar mutes and didn't get much results...is there such a thing/are they called something different?