#1
I've searched the threads and topics but couldn't find this one. How exactly would I pm the a string...

e-5-5-5-5-5-5
a-x-x-x-x-x-x
d-7-7-7-7-7-7

I just don't see what I should use to mute the a string. Thanks.
#2
1st of all, ur tab notation is upside down. 2nd, ur confusing this with a fret hand mute. all you gotta do is let the back of your index finger rest on the a string, thus muting it.
#3
not a palm mute. all you ahve to do is make sure the a string doesn't sound a note at all. make it "dead"
#4
d-7-7-7-7-7-7
a-x-x-x-x-x-x
e-5-5-5-5-5-5

fixed.

Now, you can either use your 2nd finger for the 5th fret and 4th for the 7th fret, where your first finger mutes all the other strings. Or, you can use 1st finger for that 5th fret and 3rd finger for the 7th fret, using your 2nd finger to mute that a-string. This is a fretting-hand technique, not a right-hand palm mute.

Hope that helps!
#5
I usually mute stuff like that with my index finger. Just make sure it barely puts pressure on the A string so it mutes it.
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#6
Quote by SilverSpurs616
d-7-7-7-7-7-7
a-x-x-x-x-x-x
e-5-5-5-5-5-5

fixed.

Now, you can either use your 2nd finger for the 5th fret and 4th for the 7th fret, where your first finger mutes all the other strings. Or, you can use 1st finger for that 5th fret and 3rd finger for the 7th fret, using your 2nd finger to mute that a-string. This is a fretting-hand technique, not a right-hand palm mute.

Hope that helps!

I use my first finger on the 5th fret, and let it lightly rest on the string below it to mute it, then my 3rd finger on the 7th fret.
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#7
psh I've only been playing a few weeks and even I know that. :P

Like everyone else said, just slightly let the back of your index finger touch the A string.
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#10
Well, everyone's said it: It's a dead note. Palm mutes are generally noted above or below the tab bracket. A dead note is simply muted with the fret hand. In this case, just let your index finger rest on the string. It's fairly simple once you get it. Good luck.
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#11
That's a power chord

1st finger lays flat on 5th fret muting all strings
3rd finger on 7th fret.
For aditional muting touch the a string with tip of the 3rd finger if you want
#12
Quote by Guitarra_acores
That's a power chord

1st finger lays flat on 5th fret muting all strings
3rd finger on 7th fret.
For aditional muting touch the a string with tip of the 3rd finger if you want

wrong. it's an octave.
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#13
Yeah you're right power chord would be root and 5th

Sorry Op, this is a power chord (A5):

D-7-7-7-7-7-7
A-7-7-7-7-7-7
E-5-5-5-5-5-5

or

A-7-7-7-7-7-7
E-5-5-5-5-5-5
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#15
trey from morbid angel uses them in his "octave flim flams". pretty much a staple for anyone on a steady diet of evil. they're weird because you think you have to do something with the middle note but you actually don't -you just lay a finger on it and it's all taken care of.
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