#1
Hey there. I have a question.
In some tabs i've seen, it seems i'm supposed to pick the low-E string and the D-string, but not the A-string. like so:

D-------7----8-----
A-------------------
E-------7----8-----

How i'm I supposed to do that with a pick? is the D-string just kind of an accent or something that I just hold my finger on and pick the E-string, or what?
#2
You need to mute it with the finger that you are using to play the 7 on the E string, it may seem difficult at first but soon you'll learn to do it naturally
#3
The finger just needs to rest gently on it, enough to stop the sound but not enough to play the note
#4
Typically, you'd play a dead note on the A string. To do this, you hold whichever finger is fretting the E string, lightly on the A string to deaden it (plink sound).

Or you can use hybrid picking, where you'll strum the E string with your pick and pluck the D string with an opening picking hand finger, at the same time.

I'd suggest the former in this case.
#5
ok, so it's like:

D-------7----8-----
A-------x----x-----
E-------7----8-----

haha, I believe I can do that, I havn't played for a very long time and it seems that I keep muting tones all the time involuntary, so I should be ok

Thanks for the help!