#1
I tried to search for this, but apparently this isn't called "String skipping".
I've only been playing a couple months and this has always confused me when I see it.

I was wondering how I would go about playing this:

e|--3-3-
B|--3-3-
G|-------
D|-------
A|--2-2-
E|-------

That is a "chord" from "Disarm" by the Smashing Pumpkins...

There is no mute (X) on the strings between, so do I still mute the D & G string when playing this? Thanks in advance for any help...
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#2
That'll be your call since you know the song.

If the song is fingerpicked, than you would take three of your fingers and pluck each string seperately. If the song is strummed, you would indeed mute it.

Ask yourself this: Is it strummed, or fingerpickeD? Judge it based on the rest of the song.


Hope that helps
#3
Finger picking makes sense, but I've never tried that, so I'll need to start learning. Listening to the song, it sounds strummed, but I'm far from a pro at this so...

Thanks
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#6
If I knew the song I would tell you which one it was, but you're welcome.

For fingerpicking look at "Say It Ain't So" by Weezer, "Blackbird" by The Beatles, and/or "Dust In the Wind" By Kansas.

Good Luck

EDIT: And, yeah Stairway to Heaven would suffice as well I suppose.

Even though two posts above already said they are strummed I would still practice fingerpicking.
Last edited by O-52-A-50-R at Jun 26, 2008,
#7
Any tips then on the finger placement, since it is strummed?
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Quote by Grunge_Sucks
Any tips then on the finger placement, since it is strummed?

Play what's comfortable for you.
But, make sure it looks cool too.
haha
#10
Thanks ttreat. I played that along with the song and its sounds correct...and Dendar, I pretty much look cool doing anything...
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