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(@rag_doll_92)
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Hey people I have a tab question for you!

I'm learning Everclears 'Santa Monica' the tab for the first part is like this:

Intro:

e|----------------------------------|
b|----------------------------------|
g|----------------------------------|
d|-55-555555-xxx-555555-xxx-5555-5--|
a|-55-555555-xxx-555555-xxx-5555-5--|
e|-33-330033-xxx-330033-xxx-3300-3--|

I looked up what 'x' meant to do in guitarnoises guide to tab and it said finger muteing or something like that, how do I do that?

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(@elgalad)
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The x's on the tab indicate that you are to strike the strings with the pick, whilst muting them with your fretting hand. That is, you rest one or more of the fingers on your fretting hand over the strings indicated with x's, but without actually fretting the notes. Then, when you strike those strings with the pick, you create a type of noise.

In this case, I'd play the chord indicated on the tab, and when you get to the x's, slightly release pressure on the fretboard until you are no longer actually fretting the notes, but are still resting your finger (or fingers) on the strings, then strike with the pick across all three strings.

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thank you SO much :) :) :)

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Glad to be of service

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(@rag_doll_92)
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Verse:
"i'm still living..."
e|---------------------------------------------------
b|---------------------------------------------------
g|-----------------------------------------77-779955-
d|-----55-555555-xxx-555555-555555-xxx-555577-779955-
a|-----55-555555-xxx-555555-555555-xxx-555555-557733-
e|-----33-330033-xxx-330033-330033-xxx-3300----------

-------------------|
-------------------|
xxx-7755-----------|
xxx-7755-55-5555-5-|
xxx-5533-55-5555-5-|repeat verse as many times as
---------33-3300-3-| needed

why is the tab broken up for this?

*Edited by Greybeard to line up the tab - I hope you don't mind*

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(@rag_doll_92)
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i dont know how to play it like that...

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(@elgalad)
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Looks like a formatting issue, the text editor you're using has broken the lines of text, making things go awry. Try turning the "wrap text" option off in your text editor, and that should solve the problem.

I think it should look something like this:

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------
b|------------------------------------------------------------------------
g|-----------------------------------------------------------77-779955-
d|-----55-555555-xxx-555555-555555-xxx-5555-77-779955-
a|-----55-555555-xxx-555555-555555-xxx-5555-55-557733-
e|-----33-330033-xxx-330033-330033-xxx-3300--------------

-----------------------------|
-----------------------------|
----xxx-7755--------------|
----xxx-7755-55-5555-5-|
----xxx-5533-55-5555-5-|repeat verse as many times as
-----------------33-3300-3-| needed

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I've edited your first post to align the tab correctly.

To make the algnment easier, here's a "lesson" on how to do it.

https://www.guitarnoise.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=25418

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thank u guys so much ;)

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