hi. quick question. when you are reading a tab, and a number comes up in brackets, for example (5), what do you do? do you press the string down without strumming? any help appreciated. thanks
It normally means it's an optional note, but it depends on the tabber. ^^
I've also seen it as some form of a harmonic or a ghost note. Like it was explained before me, it just depends on who tabbed it...try checking for a key maybe.