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(@foxmcccloud)
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I am trying to play a song from a book I bought, the notes are G0 G2 B0 G0 all in quarter notes. How do I play the B0 then mute it while playing the G0?


   
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(@noteboat)
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You touch the string.

There are 3 ways to do that with this sequence of notes:

1. Touch the B string with the tip of your picking hand index finger as you pick the G string - if you're holding the pick close to the tip, this isn't hard to do.

2. Use any finger of your fretting hand to touch the B string

3. Use a picking hand finger that isn't holding the pick (the middle or ring finger) to touch the B as you pick the G.

Each of these three has its place... I'd practice them all.

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