#1
Here is the song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-LKNHFmUKY
Here is the tab http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/b/basement/plan_to_be_surprised_tab_1076051id_18072011date.htm
I can't explain the sound but on the tab its the part were you play
x
x
x what is the technique for that?
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#2
harmonics.. mainly located at 5th, 7th and 12th fret... just place your finger over the fretwire itself with out actually pushing down to get this sound
#3
He's palm muting his strings.
You get this sound when you just lay your hand on the strings and strum down or up on the strings
#4
its a mute. just cover those strings with your left hand and strum accordingly. usually gives you that "chucka-chucka" sound, or if you have a wah pedal on a "chicka-chicka", like in porn.
in the song you posted (I don't know why the guy who made the tabs thinks they will get album of the year - they will not), it is a the slight chucka-chucka before the harmonics.
#5
@guitar rookie,
those aren't palm mutes. Palm mutes would have the fret/note you are playing (since in a palm mute you are still playing notes) in the tabs. (these tabs do not have that).
also a palm mute involves your right hand. The muting done here is done using the left hand.
#7
That would be lefthand muting. Basiclly put your hand on the neck and mute all strings. Don't get a note, and not a harmonic. Mute them and then strum the strings.

Then those notes on the 7th fret. (7*) That would be harmonics. Just put your finger lightly over the fret and pluck the string.
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