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post Jan 14 2009, 02:36 PM
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Frequently I will see something like this in tab:

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--2-2-X-2--
--2-2-X-2--
--0-0-X-0--
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What I have read is that where the X are, you mute the strings when playing that part. This would give a somewhat percussive sound. However, what "I" hear mostly is muted strings only. So what does this notation mean?


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post Jan 14 2009, 02:38 PM
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X means a dead note.
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post Jan 14 2009, 02:38 PM
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Those are dead notes.What you do to produce such note is muting the strings noted with X and plucking (or strumming them as in this case).You will produce a percussive "click like" sound.

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edit: removed the ghost notes term as its not applicable in this case

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post Jan 14 2009, 02:39 PM
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Here's a good example for you in the opening strum pattern....

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/beginner-rock-rhythm/


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post Jan 14 2009, 02:40 PM
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Ghost notes are something different to muted dead notes and are shown differently in tabs.


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QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Jan 14 2009, 02:40 PM) *
Ghost notes are something different to muted dead notes and are shown differently in tabs.


Well yeah actually , I usually call them dead notes (and sometimes ghost notes) as many bass players do when referring to a no pitch percussive click like note often heard in slap bass playing.

anyway, Proper terminology for this case is definitly : A DEAD NOTE

thanks for being precise! smile.gif

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QUOTE (skennington @ Jan 14 2009, 08:39 AM) *
Here's a good example for you in the opening strum pattern....

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/beginner-rock-rhythm/


Thank Skenny! Cool lesson, I bookmarked it. But! I hear him strumming the X's, but in a song I'm working on, it seems they are simply stopping the second chord from sustaining rather than strumming it. I guess tab is only as good as the tabber sometimes. biggrin.gif


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QUOTE (Toroso @ Jan 14 2009, 02:47 PM) *
Thank Skenny! Cool lesson, I bookmarked it. But! I hear him strumming the X's, but in a song I'm working on, it seems they are simply stopping the second chord from sustaining rather than strumming it. I guess tab is only as good as the tabber sometimes. biggrin.gif


Yeah , it may be the wrong tab smile.gif I guess he didn't write it in properly! smile.gif


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