#1
How is something like this played without hitting the 5th string?
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#2
You mute it - just touch it lightly with a bit of your fretting hand, so it doesn't ring out when you play the chord
#4
I agree with zhilla you could also probably just play the skipped string open, if its easier without it sounding too off.
#6
You'll gradually learn how to mute it correctly with your first finger.
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