#1
say I'm looking at a tab and it says something like this:

--9---9--
----------
--7---7--


how do I play that chord without strumming the middle string? Do I have to like pluck each string with a different finger or what?

I'm sure there is some simple answer and go ahead and give all the "you guitar n00b" **** you want, but I just have no clue.
#2
Mute the middle string.
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#3
Mute the middle string, put a finger touching the string but not pressing down on it.
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#6
I just treat it like a mute on the middle string. Just barely put your finger across it so it doesn't sound. Same effect as finger-picking both strings.
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#8
I'd just pick the top string and pluck the other one with my finger, but whatever's easiest for you really.
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#9
I just play one with the pick and play the other with a finger...so yeah basically plucking.
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#10
Eat the paper. Problem solved. Or mute it...
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#12
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then why don't they do like:

---9---
---x---
---7---

cuz that would be a lot less confusing.


Because thats usually just extra effort, as you usually see octaves like that and the mute is taken for granted.

Its possible that this is finger picked though, depending on the song, but if its a rock song, chances are you just rest your first finger across the middle string to mute it.
#13
what i do is mute the middle string with the finger i play the lower note with( almost always the first finger).
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then why don't they do like:

---9---
---x---
---7---

cuz that would be a lot less confusing.


That's how a power chord should be written it's just that people leave out the x because most know that it's understood.
#15
Technicly its not a chord its an 8th. and press down the 7 with your index finger and just hold in across the rest of the strings. and with your ring finger press down athe 9.
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#21
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what i do is mute the middle string with the finger i play the lower note with( almost always the first finger).



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#22
use your first and third finger, and mute the string with your second finger, or pull your hand down a little, and you should naturally mute it with you first finger, its actually rally easy

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