#1
Dyads seem to appear a lot in rock tabs, which I'm not used to (having played other chords more often in previous songs). I found this in "Song for Clay" by Bloc Party:

E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------| x4
D|-3-3-3-3-6-6-6-6---------8-8-8-8---------8-8-8-8------------------|
A|-1-1-1-1-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6--|
E|-----------------2-2-2-2---------2-2-2-2---------2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4--|

E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|(14)-(14)-(14)--------------------------------------(14)--(14)---------------|
G|-13---13---13-11-10--------------------------10------13-13-13-11-10----------|
D|----------------------13--13----11--13-13-13----11--------------------13--11-| x3
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|--13----------------13----------------13----------------14-13-------------|
B|--14----14--14--14--14----14--14--14--14----14--14----14--------14-14--14-|
G|-----13-13--13--13-----13-13--13--13-----13-13--13--13--------13---13--13-|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|


How are these generally strummed? Obviously with only two notes you have a lot of strings to avoid. But if you want to play with a faster, more rock oriented way you aren't going to be plucking these or playing them fingerstyle.

I'm curious how these kinds of two-note fingerings are meant to be played in a typical rock context. Thanks!
#2
Mute the rest of the strings, generally with your fretting hand. Watch this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIEnzboW0Hc
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#3
depends on what you mean by "rock", too. I'm not that well up on indie-type rock, which may well be different (your example could well just be strummed/alternate-picked), but in heavier rock, all (or almost all) downstrokes are used a lot.
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#4
Sure, I'm curious about most styles of rock in this case (Bloc Party was just the most recent example I've found).

The video posted above is helpful but mostly focused on lead; I'm curious if a rhythm player would simply lay a muting barre finger over the strings and then fret the dyad as needed, or if there's a more specific approach.
#5
you also can mute with your picking hand. generally speaking you'd mute the strings below (in pitch) the string you're fretting with your picking hand, and the strings above (in pitch) or between the string(s) you're fretting with your fretting hand.

It's kind of hard to say for sure in an overall "THIS IS ALWAYS TRUE!" way, because you sort of judge each case on its own merits, and also it's sort of second nature once you've been playing for a while, I don't even realise I'm muting half the time.

EDIT: you can also just not play the strings you're not playing. in some instances that's the handiest way to do it.
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