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Discussion in 'Other Music' started by Atsuzen, Jan 27, 2005.

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    Atsuzen

    Atsuzen Super Member LPA Super Member

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    Nyep, nyep. Sorry to bother, but I'm having trouble with tabs. What do these 'x's and dots under the numbers mean? Helpp >_<


    e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    D|-0-0--x-x-x-x--0-0--0-0--5-5--x-x-x-x--5-5--5-5----------------------------|
    A|-0-0--x-x-x-x--0-0--0-0--5-5--x-x-x-x--5-5--5-5----------------------------|
    D|-0-0--x-x-x-x--0-0--0-0--5-5--x-x-x-x--5-5--5-5----------------------------|
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    Faint.09

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    The Xs mean to mute the strings.
     
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    Atsuzen

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    How do I mute the strings?
     
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    Razan

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    You put your right palm on the strings lightly while playing. It gives a damp sound, it's called palm muting.
     
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    Link04

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    Or, if you're playing fast, you can just VERY lightly place your fingertips on the strings, so that they make no sound.
     
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    Atsuzen

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    Thanks guys ;)


    Oh, and about the dots --- are they the ones called staccatos? (don't bother about the dots in the tab above, they're not aligned)
     
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    bongmaster

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    it would mean staccatos in sheet music. i have no idea what they are in this. usually X's mean muted strings (light fingers over the fret board). Tell us what song this is from and we can probably help you out more.
     
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    Atsuzen

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    Yellowcard's Miles Apart. The rhythm guitar, somewhere at the beginning of the song.
     
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    bongmaster

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    I looked up the tabs and the dots do mean palm muting. I checked out a clip from amazon, and the throughout the verse too, they use palm muting.
     
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    Matt

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    Dots do mean palm muting, and the x's mean to hit the strings without sounding the notes.
     
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    Atsuzen

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    :blink: Is there much difference?
     
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    bongmaster

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    :blink: Is there much difference? [/b][/quote]
    uhhh... HUGE!!! palm muting is strumming the guitar with your palm pressed on the strings near the bridge. If you dont already know how to do this, it might take awhile to find the sweet spot. with x's, you actually do make sounds with the strings, its just not as audible. just dont press down firmly over the strings.

    this page might help you with palm muting
    http://www.cyberfret.com/techniques/palm-m...uting/index.php
     

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