#1
I know this is probably an easy thing but I don't know it and can't find out so I thought I'll ask! Anyway I took a few guitar lessons and for the last 2-3 days I just jumped into tabs to take a bit of a break from learning, and I learnt a bit this way from just messing around with songs ..easy songs mind you!

Anyhow my friend told me to try doing stairway to heaven so I just looked at it and what I'm confused about is when two notes cross strings at the same time.. like this
bit right at the start where the 7 and 6 are at the same time..how do I do that without sounding off the B and G string inbetween?

E-------5-7-----7-|
B-----5-----5-----|
G---5---------5---|
D-7-------6-------|
A------------------|
E------------------|

Most likely a very nooby question but I don't know what to do (right now I just try to individually pick both notes really fast..but it doesn't sound too good lol). Also I know this could belong in tab talk but, since my question is about technique sorta I thought it should go here.
#2
fingerpicking, you pluck the D string with your thumb and the e string with your ring finger
#3
you use two fingers(thumb and index) or pick and a finger at the same time
#4
You finger pick it.
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#5
fingerpicking as people have said, or hybrid picking.

hold the pick with your thumb and index as you normally would but when you pluck the d string use your 3rd finger to pluck the high e string.
#6
also you could just mute the g and b strings and just strum the 4 bottom strings, but to do that you would have to stop the g and b strings from ringing when they are supposed to keep ringing.
#7
Alright guys, I got it down now, using my pick as normal and ring finger/3rd finger for any other notes. Thanks for the quick responses and help guys appreciate it
#8
I always think Stairway sounds better entirely finger picked, but that's just me.
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#9
Gah I wish I would have realised that... would have made it sooo much easier and then I wouldn't have sounded like towely off southpark... *starts playing.. messses up* Wait wait wait *tries again...messes up* wait wait wait i got it this time... * tries again* lol my friends were getting a kick out of it though.
#10
Quote by Anthony1991
I always think Stairway sounds better entirely finger picked, but that's just me.


yeah it does have a sweeter sound finger picked but, my fingers are sloppy when not using a plectrum, randomly hit an open string here and there by accident haha. Something else to work on I guess
#11
Quote by qais
yeah it does have a sweeter sound finger picked but, my fingers are sloppy when not using a plectrum, randomly hit an open string here and there by accident haha. Something else to work on I guess


Takes a bit of time that's all

I recently started finger picking more to a proficient level, and it still took me a few goes to get it down pat

I think the solo in Stairway just doesn't belong in the song though, kinda ruins it
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