#1
Hey guys, so I'm trying to learn by first song that requires more than one finger in use at a time, and it's Found Out About You, by the Gin Blossoms:
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/g/gin_blossoms/found_out_about_you_tab.htm

However, I would like to play the notes in parentheses, not just the naked notes. I am plucking them at the same time, but as you can imagine....it really doesn't sound all that great since I'm having some problems...then I was wondering if I need to be strumming those little bits, hitting the notes not in parentheses first. For example:
E E E E Q E E +E E E E E E E E
|--------------------|-----------------------------|
|--------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----4---- 2----0----|------0---0-----2---4---2--0-|
|-2-2---0-(0)--(0)-2-|-(2)-(2)-(2)-0-(0)-(0)-(0)---|
|--------------------|-----------------------------|
|--------------------|-----------------------------|

At "Q", I would use my index finger to play those two notes by stroking up. Any ideas? Thanks.
#2
Don't take my word on this, but maybe just let those parenthesed notes ring out over the others?
#4
^ Yeah. Pretty sure they are just ghost notes.


edit: look at the tab. you've played them before hand, just don't mute them, and play the other note/s on top of the ringing string.

Gear:
Partscaster/Tele into a bunch of pedals, a Maz 18 head, and a Z Best cab.
#5
You said to play them on top of the ringing string......does that mean I strum it very lightly?
#6
When you say strum I think you are assuming the notes are to be played together. What we mean is that you will pick the second fret on the D string and then pick the other notes on the G string while keeping pressure on the second fret D string. Hence, you will still be able to slightly hear the note but will not re-pick/strum it again until it says on the tab or however it is played.