While practicing SWS today I was reviewing the first few lessons on bends, hammer ons etc. I found that to mute a bend when taking the string back to its original position I often forget to mute with my right hand. What I started to do was mute using my pick. It worked great for me. Then I realized that when you are bringing the string to its original note you can do this by letting the string run over the pick just before it is fully in position. It automatically plays the note for you and you don't have pick it.