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What does " x " mean in tablature?

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by Osama_Spears, Feb 20, 2003.

  1. this may the stupidest question ever but,what does " x " mean? some say its mute,but how do you mute? Can someone please help me?


  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    X = dead/ghost note, a note without discernible pitch

    Lay your fingers (at least two to avoid unwanted harmonics) over the strings and pluck. Voila.
  3. "Thunk"
    Hold "note" in position and don't fret it.