#1
Hello!

I'm working off of this tab here: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/m/mastodon/pendulous_skin_tab.htm

I can play the song off of the guitar pro tab (which is a bit different), and I've seen others (including Brent Hinds) play it similar to what's going on here. My problem is I can't figure out how to position my fingers for the "main" chord:


 Verse
  Em
  Gtr I
  Q.   Q.    Q  E +Q    E   +Q   E Q   E Q  E Q   E
|-----------^9--7-(7)-----|--------------7----------|
|-----------^8--8-(8)---7-|-(7)--8-7--------8-------|
|-----------^9--9-(9)-----|-------------------9-----|
|-----------^9--9-(9)-----|------------9----------9-|
|-----------^7--7-(7)-----|-------------------------|
|-0----0------------------|-------------------------|


It's the 98997 chord. I can't quite figure it out -- anyone have an idea?

Thanks!
#2
lift your pinky and hit it, mute the string it was on. thats how i would do it.
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#3
Actually that makes a lot of sense. Later in the song there's a slide up to that same chord, and it works out perfectly doing it the way you said:


 Verse
  Em
   Q.   Q.    Q  E +Q    E   +Q   E Q   E Q  E Q   E
|------------^9--7-(7)-----|--------------7----------|
|------------^8--8-(8)---7-|-(7)--8-7--------8-------|
|-/9---------^9--9-(9)-----|-------------------9-----|
|--x---------^9--9-(9)-----|------------9----------9-|
|-/7---------^7--7-(7)-----|-------------------------|
|-------0------------------|-------------------------|


Got it now, thanks!