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Chlozo
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I want to play this tableture
e|-----------------------------------|
b|-----------------------------------|
g|-----------------------------------|
d|-5-5--5---4-4--4---2-2--2---5-5--5-|
a|-5-5--5---4-4--4---2-2--2---5-5--5-|
E|-----------------------------------|

I was just wondering if we only strum the two stings or all 6 strings.
Thankyou. :)


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Steve-0
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Just the two

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Chlozo
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Is that the same for every tableture?
like if I have
6
6
4
would I just have to strum those 3 strings?


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margaret
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I believe that when you are supposed to strum additional "open" strings(unfretted), they will be marked with a zero (0) stacked above or below the other numbers.

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Wes Inman
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Yep, just play the strings indicated.

Margaret is correct, if a string is played open it will be marked "0". If a string is muted, it will be marked "X".

If you see strings widely seperated, you need to fingerpick or hybrid pick (using pick and other fingers).

e--------
b---1---
g--------
d--------
a---3---
e--------

So, if you saw this, you could fingerpick the A string with your thumb and the B string with your index, ring, or middle finger. To hybrid pick, pick the A string with your pick, and pluck the B string with your middle or ring finger. You can even use your pinky if you want.

I am only telling you this because you will see tab like this, often folks get confused on how to play it.

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Anonymous
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Thanks wes...i always got confused over those widely spaced ones.


   
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Chlozo
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Thanks. :)
When I have tabs like this..
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|--------6666------6----------------------------------|
|---666--6666--44--6--6--4----------------------------|
|---666--4444--44--4--6--4----------------------------|
|---444--------22-----4--2----------------------------|
I find it really hard for my fingers to reach. Have you got any tips for reaching certain frets?


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art&lutherie
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Thanks. :)
When I have tabs like this..
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|--------6666------6----------------------------------|
|---666--6666--44--6--6--4----------------------------|
|---666--4444--44--4--6--4----------------------------|
|---444--------22-----4--2----------------------------|
I find it really hard for my fingers to reach. Have you got any tips for reaching certain frets?
With practise and stretching drills you can increase your reach. Stretch by gently pushing your fingers apart on a flat surface or the fretboard. Not to hard of you'll hurt yourself.

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Ignar Hillström
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Note that bands like Green Day often actually do hit all strings and mute those they need not play. As for those powerchords, play the root with your index finger and the other two with your ringfinger and pinky. Make sure your thumb is properly placed behind the neck, the neck is pointing a bit up and isn't hung too low (if you're standing).


   
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Anonymous
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You can always use barres to fret the power chords.I find it more easy to mute and switch chords that way.


   
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Anonymous
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Sorry to steal the thread but I have a question on tab strumming too. I have chords that look like this:

Eb|-3--0--
Bb|-0--0--
Gb|-0-----
Db|-0--2--
Ab|----2--
Eb|-3--0--

How do I strum them? Do I just mute the strings that aren't played?


   
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NoteBoat
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Yes.

Bear in mind that these tabs sometimes aren't done by people with the best listening skills... so there might well be a Bb note (2nd fret, 5th string) in the first chord, and a Gb note (open 3rd string) in the second. Use your ears and see if the tabber missed 'em. :)

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