I was trying to play 'smells like teen spirit' the other day using guitar pro and i noticed the X's and didn't really know how to play those, ideas anybody ?
You slightly touch the string, but you do NOT push them down in order to get tone out of it. Then you strike your strings. It will make a percussive sound called a "ghost note"
pick the string, but mute it, so it just kinda clicks
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dead note is NOT a ghost note, a ghost note is a note you play only slighty, but that you can still make out
It's basically a muted string with your left hand. A good example of what it sounds like is in Aerosmith's "Walk this Way". Its right after the first intro riff, you hear a triple click. Listen to the song, you'll know what i mean...