#1
Hey I need some help with octave chords, I'm trying to learn Funeral for a Friend's Roses for the Dead and can't get these chords right, how do you mute the middle string?
#5
Play a power chord basically, but take your ring finger off the string enough to mute it.
#6
I usually just use the side of my index finger.
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#9
hybrid picking can work too if you want to cheat...
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#11
yeah, same here.
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Play a power chord basically, but take your ring finger off the string enough to mute it.


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and watch my chemical romance, i heard one of the guitarist is always having octaves on their song, very melodic.
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and watch my chemical romance, i heard one of the guitarist is always having octaves on their song, very melodic.


Yeah, Ray Toro overuses octave chords.

Anyway, the way I do it, since I play powerchords with just my index finger and pinky anyway, is to play the treble with my pinky, and the bass with my index, and lightly lay the index finger over the middle string, just enough to mute it. I find it easier than adding another finger to the equation.
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#15
Wes Montgomery was ridiculously good at playing octaves. He would improvise some REALLY fast lines. But yeah, I use my index to mute it.
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Yeah, Ray Toro overuses octave chords.

Anyway, the way I do it, since I play powerchords with just my index finger and pinky anyway, is to play the treble with my pinky, and the bass with my index, and lightly lay the index finger over the middle string, just enough to mute it. I find it easier than adding another finger to the equation.

Two notes:
A) Frank plays the octave runs almost always
B) Melody is overused?
C) I just felt like I needed more than one thing...so ya...

But on topic..
Just play a powerchord and take the pressure off of your ring finger
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