#1
I'm trying to learn GnR's Don't Cry solo, I can't figure out how to play the following part. I can finger it, but not sure how to hit the two strings at the same time and slide, since there's a D string in between them.

E|--------------|---------------------|
B|--------------|---------------------|
A|--------------|--7/9---9/10—----|
D|--------------|---------------------|
A|--------------|--5/7---7/8--------|
E|--------------|---------------------|

Thanks in advance.
#2
They are just octaves (If the A is supposed to be G). Mute the D string with your 2nd finger and use your 1st and 3rd fingers for the A and G string.
#3
There are two ways you can do this:

Use hybrid picking. Pick the note on the A string as you would normally, but use one of your free right hand fingers to pick the note on the G string (which you've put down as another A string).

Or you could lower the finger you use to play the A string so it mutes the D string. I prefer using this technique.
#4
thx, for the quick explanation, yeah the higher A was a typo, should be G instead. So to see if I understand this correctly, I have to hit all three strings A, D and G, but with D muted, am I right?
#5
Correct. But you should also try hybrid picking to see which one you prefer.
#6
Quote by leephan
Correct. But you should also try hybrid picking to see which one you prefer.


Thanks and I would try out both methods, now time for more pratices.
#7
repeated playing of this solo will cause blisters
i played it for 7 hours on thursday, and i have this giant ass blister now

but yeah, just finger it like a power chord, but go over the D string
no offense, but if you cant get this have fun with the hammer on sequence