#1
In Guitar Pro and most tabs, I've seen x's all over the place. I know that they're dead notes, but how am I supposed to play them? I've heard that it's just resting your finger on that string to mute it. Is that right?
#2
Yes. The X's mean that string is excluded, so you can either mute it with a finger, or just skip it entirely. Just depends on how the riff/chord is constructed
#3
Quote by Garou1911
Yes. The X's mean that string is excluded, so you can either mute it with a finger, or just skip it entirely. Just depends on how the riff/chord is constructed



Precisely. It's easier said than done.
#4
I guess for "Face Down," it's more like finger muted because I've seen Elias and Duke just strum through. Thanks for the replies.
#5
Yeah, I left that out. If you're playing a riff and it says somthing like:

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-5--x--7--
-3--x--5--

That means you mute the strings and strum, however if you're playing a chord and it says:

------7------
------7------
------7------
------5------
------x------
------x------

then it means dont play the top two strings. Hope that helps
Last edited by Garou1911 at Oct 9, 2007,
#6
Another question:

How do you actually pick slide? What I tried doing is scraping the side (the thin side) of the pick against the 6th and 5th string, and it didn't give me anything. About this, I've heard that you'll need a lot of gain and reverb, and some delay.