#1
Hi there, intermediate player here. Apologies if this is the wrong forum for this question.

So I'm trying the intro on "old man", which looks like this (missing a bar, not important):


e:---------|---0--------|---------0--|------0--0--|------------|
B:---6-----|6--------6--|6--------6--|---6--6--6--|6--6-----6--|
G:5--0-h5--|5-----5-----|0-h5--5-(5)-|------------|0-h5--5--5--|
D:0--------|------0-----|------0-----|0-----------|------0-----|
A:---------|------------|------------|------------|------------|
E:---------|------------|------------|------------|------------|


I can't figure out how to strum these notes so accurately...it's clearly not picked, but when I try to strum the exact string, I'm usually hitting one above or one below, and/or too much ringing afterwards. Do you think I just need to work on my strumming precision, or is he muting the strings just at the right moments to get the notes he wants?

Thanks for any input
#2
Finger pick it, don't strum or pick it with a pick.
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#3
The thing about Neil Young's playing style is it's very relaxed and "sloppy." He doesn't try and hit every note perfectly, but rather fingers a chord and then picks somewhat recklessly with his right hand. You shouldn't try and play the tab note for note, just fret the chord and mess around with the hammer-ons until it feels comfortable for you.

Just to clarify, I'm definitely not criticizing his playing style, I play the same way.
#4
i personally play the chord and decide when to use the hammerons by ear. I also partially palm mute for that chord. Ur lucky that it is such a recognizable chord, u dont have to play it perfect for people to know the song.