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Postby michhill8 » August 29th, 2004, 3:23 pm

if there is lets say 02x400 how can I not play the D string? (trying to play Learn to Fly by the foo fighters, seems like they have that x in the middle of strings in a lot of their songs) How can I not play this, but still play the 2 strings??
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Postby NoteBoat » August 29th, 2004, 3:38 pm

Use the finger that you're fretting the 5th string with... lean it over a bit sideways so you dampen the 4th string.
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Postby SteveoBoutToRock » August 29th, 2004, 6:10 pm

i usauly dont bother with the mutes they make it more difficult to play a song then it should be, but thats proabably why i dont sound like a song should be
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Postby TaylorR » August 29th, 2004, 6:24 pm

do bother with em, they aint that hard really. Just a little manipulating of the fingers does it.
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Postby kab » August 30th, 2004, 5:01 am

I'd agree with Noteboat... or, you can also sort of "fret-high" with your ring finger on the C note, and let the tip of your finger mute out that note.

Being able to mute is really really important, especially if you play with a good amount of distortion.

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Postby Call_me_kido » August 30th, 2004, 6:57 am

SteveoBoutToRock wrote:i usauly dont bother with the mutes they make it more difficult to play a song then it should be, but thats proabably why i dont sound like a song should be




uhhhh yup, thatd do it



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Postby NotYetNirvana » August 30th, 2004, 12:34 pm

I would play it with my index finger on the second fret, then lean my middle finger over the string that needs to be muted, and onto the 4th fret, works well for me.
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