#1
So when there's a chord like this on a tab:

G-14---14
D--x----x
A-12---12

Does the x mean you strum it open? The only way you can mute it is if you use the finger on your left hand that's on the 12th fret to mute it. Is that what they mean by that x in the middle of that chord?
#2
it means you mute the string by resting an unused finger on it:p
#4
muting. I usually end up doing it with my first finger.
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it means you mute the string by resting an unused finger on it:p



No, you use the pad of your finger fretting the 12th fret (your index, probably) to mute the string above it.
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#6
it's an octave, play it as you play a normal power chord [im my case, index/pinky] and drop your ring/pinky [whichever applies] a string, and with your index press down on the 12, but arch it so it mutes the D string
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#7
What I often do to this chord is fret the 12th fret with index finger. Slightly angle the finger so that it slightly touches the D string to mute it. Middle finger curves over to the low E string, also slightly touches it to mute. Ring finger the same technique as index, fret the 14th but angle to mute the rest of the strings below.

I find it more convenient this way since I mostly strum quite hard when it comes to those chords and all other strings should be muted.
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No, you use the pad of your finger fretting the 12th fret (your index, probably) to mute the string above it.


You might but other people may prefer to use another finger, for example if you're fretting the octave with your 1st and 3rd finger you can use your 2nd finger to mute the open string.

I prefer to use the finger im fretting with as you say but I know people who work it the other way and it's fine for them.
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#9
Quote by tommyt
You might but other people may prefer to use another finger, for example if you're fretting the octave with your 1st and 3rd finger you can use your 2nd finger to mute the open string.

I prefer to use the finger im fretting with as you say but I know people who work it the other way and it's fine for them.


This I haven't come across any rules on how to mute strings so you can use whichever finger you want to mute with.