#1
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-------10-10-10-10-10-10------10-10-8-8-8-8----|
|--8-8--X--X--X--X--X--X--8-8--X--X--X-X-X-X----|
|--8-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-8--8--8--6-6-6-6----|
|--6-6--------------------6-6-------------------|
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Are those power chords (The 10s, Xs, and 8s). I have always wondered what those are called. How would you finger this while muting the middle string?

BTW, this is the intro to Alesana's Breaking The Hourglass (tabbed by Freakywi).
#2
Wrong forum, use whatever finger you use to fret the 10th fret and move it up so it's lightly touching the D string to mute it but also fretting the 10th fret. Btw it's called Left hand damping.
#3
They're octave chords. I don't know if thats the real name, but you're playing the root and its octave.
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#4
Yeah I just call those octaves, or octave power chords.
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