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Thread: Newbie TAB Notation Question

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    Afro-Cuban Grunge-Pop Bongo Boy's Avatar
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    Question Newbie TAB Notation Question

    So if I see something like this in a TAB:

    |-----------
    |----0------
    |----0------
    |-----------
    |----2------
    |-----------

    ...does this mean I need to damp out strings 1 and 4 with an available finger or two or try not to touch them with the pick?

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    If i see that in a tab i usually fingerpick it.

    If it would be like this

    |-----------
    |----0------
    |----0------
    |----x------
    |----2------
    |-----------

    then i would damp the D string with my first or second finger. I dont know if this is the correct way to do it, but it seems to work for me.
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    When your indexfinger frets the 2nd fret on the E string, it's easy to mute the A string by just keeping your indexfinger against it, without fretting it. It's so hard to explain and then again.. so easy to show.

    Good luck.. Essatic

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    That makes perfect sense--it's what I do most of time anyway (when I really don't want to). So, it shouldn't be that hard to do it intentially for a change

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