#1
I've been playing for like (not that long) heh.
I can play like 4 songs, but strumming.
How does one pluck? I mean, I know I asked this already, but how do you pluck? How do you know which strings to pluck?
Eg: Good Riddance by Green Day.
How do you learn to play something that needs plucking?
Yes, I'm a newbie..
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#2
look at tabs and they'll show you
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#3
i would suggest moving up and down the strings and frets use all your fingers, i find that finger picking makes plucking easier but im a newbie also so dont listen to me 100% i could use info on this also... classical songs have seemed to be helping me play these type easier beethovens songs for ex. seem like you have to be plucking chords and moving your fingers, where as some others seem like they are just moving your fingers around, practice them the more you do the easier they become, look at the tabs and try to place your fingers where they have to move the least to get to the next note, metallica's nothing else matters is a fun practice imo...
#4
I can't read tabs.. I use the chords on this site.. Sorry.
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#5
^ aah man, u should learn to read tabs. its real easy... its actually easier than playing chords, cuz that way u'ld hafta need to remember the chords, but u dont need to remember anything for playing tabs, except how to read the tabs of course and a few specialist techniques which u dont need to bother at the beginning..
#7
Practise, you'll get used to what strings to pluck very fast.
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#8
I don't understand which strings to pluck.. That's my problem
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#9


You look at a tab, say for Good Riddance by Green Day:

E|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|------3-------------3-------------3-------------3-------|
G|----0---0---0-----0---0---0-----0---0---0-----2---2---2-|
D|----------0-------------0-------------2----0--------0---|
A|-----------------------------3--------------------------|
E|-3-------------3----------------------------------------|


Right, you see the six lines?
The bottom line corresponds to the thickest string on your guitar.
The top corresponds to the thinnest string.

Got that?
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#10
Yeh I got that.. But still.. Which of those 6 do I pick?
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#12
OK, you start from the, work your way right, where you see a number, you press your finger down at that fret.

So here, the first note is the 3rd fret on the thickest string. The next note is the 3rd thinnest string, played open, then you go on to the 2ns thinnest string, again played at the 3rd fret etc.

^Good Riddance, IMO, only sounds good played with a plectrum.
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#13
Gaaah!! I'll never get this...
Thanks for tryin though..
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#14
When you want to make a sound, you pluck a string. And I don't think there's any simpler explaination.
#15
I'm sorry, I don't think I know what you're asking.

You want to know which strings you're supposed to play?

Or something else?
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#16
download power tab it plays it through and you can follow the notes. You can slow down the tempo too so you can play along slowly and increase the speed at the same rate as your ability