please help me understand...

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by fivesevenoh, Jun 3, 2003.

  1. I just started teaching myself bass about a month ago. and I am new to the site. so if this question has been posted before, forgive me.

    S S S S S S S S P P

    what do the x's mean? hit the string open? but then, why not make em all 0? (0-0-0-0-0-0)
    or do the x's mean rest?

    thank you,
    Kristopher 570
  2. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    x is no real note, it's a percussive sound. Hit the string while muting the note.
  3. like a dead note? do i mute it with the palm of my playing hand?
  4. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Lightly touch the string with your fretting hand while you slap it with your other hand.
  5. thank you.

    for others who are also learning this, heres something I noticed: use more than one finger to mute it, because sometimes you can get false harmonics.