Tab questions( was What the hell?)

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by patrickroberts, Oct 9, 2000.

  1. patrickroberts


    Aug 21, 2000
    Wales, UK
    what the hell are xxx, i.e ghost notes, and how do you play them?
  2. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    You MUTE those with either your fretting hand(by laying just enough pressure on the neck to produce a "thud") or with your plucking hand(use your middle finger to hold/mute the string while your index finger plays the "note").
    There's other methods(I'm sure)...

    Try this-

    On the downbeats, play the "G" note as usual; on the UPbeats, lift/lighten your fretting hand/finger enough to get the "X-notes".
  3. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Additionally: If the X is accompanied by a P or T, pop or slap the note respectively, with your right hand while muting the strings with your left. If the X is accompanied by a L or LH, give the fingerboard a slap with your left hand fingers.