#1
So i know this is a noob question but whats the best way to strum and not hit the top string for like octave and power chords on the 3rd, 4th and 5th strings. Everytime i strum up and down the 6th string rings out.
#3
jus mute it....either with ur thumb or the tip of the finger ur using on the 5th string...but if u want a cleaner sound jus practise hitting jus the 5th 4th and 3rd...itll take time...but everything in guitar usually does
#6
Practice by looking at your strumming hand and make sure you don't hit the 6th string. Strum the bottom 5 strings over and over, then when you have it down, stop looking at your strumming hand.

Worked for me. :/