#1
Okay so i got this guitar from my grandfather as he recently passed away . I have had it for about 3 days and cant stop playing the intros to Adam's song and Dammit. since no one knows how to play guitar in my family I need some help. I have the strumming of a single string down but I need help with the harder parts.
In a tab like so:

Intro part, play with alot of distortion (and possibly chorus).
e-------------------------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------------------------
G-------------------------------------------------------
D-----0-0-2-------0-0-2-------0-0-2-------2-2-0---------
A-3-3---------------------0-0---------------------------
E-------------3-3---------------------1-1---------------


i know the intro so it is obviously single string. but when i get to the pre chorus and the verse i get these kind of tabs:

e-------------------------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------------------------
G--5-5-5-5-5-5------------------------------------------
D--5-5-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7--3-3-3-3-3-----
A--3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7--3-3-3-3-3-----
E------------------3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5-5--1-1-1-1-1-----
*palm mute all strums but the first of each chord.

Now I have know idea what to do? Do I strum one string at a time? Do I only strum those three strings? Or do I strum all six strings? I'm in a stump and I need some help.

And if someone can explaine palm muting, google didn't help at all it just shows finger placement but doesn't tell me what it does.

Thank You,
The Blink 4Ever

PS: i can only read tabs
#2
only strum the strings with the numbers.

Palm muting- use the palm of your strumming hang to dampen the sound of the strings by LIGHTLY resting your palm on the top near the bridge.

Edit-strum in one motion, or it's picking. so yeah play all of the notes with one motion
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#3
e-------------------------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------------------------
G--5-5-5-5-5-5------------------------------------------
D--5-5-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7--3-3-3-3-3-----
A--3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7--3-3-3-3-3-----
E------------------3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5-5--1-1-1-1-1-----

those are what you call power chords. and you strum all three of those strings because they all have numbers on them. so you'd strum the first chord, 3/5/5 (writing it like that because its comming out messed up) six times (all three strings together)


the two 5's you'd fret with your pinky, both strings with just your pinky. and as far as palm muting thats just resting your pick hand/palm gently on the strings your playing so it doesn't mute the sound entirely just dampens it. hope that helps, good luck.
Last edited by clavicle182 at Mar 4, 2009,
#5
In tab, notes that are stacked vertically are played simultaneously. like this.

------3-----
------0-----
------0-----
------0-----
------2-----
------3-----

That's a G chord. Each string is played in one strum down all strings. If it were to be played one note at a time, It might look like this.

-----3-----------------
----------0------------
---------------0-------
-------------------0----
-----------------------2
---------------------------3
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#6
thanks guys, i can finally get to the 2nd pre chorus in adams song without screwing up. you guys rock thanks again