Skipped strings for some chords help
I understand that not all stings on the guitar are played for all chords but I could use some advice on how to muffle strings that fall in between ones that should be played. Take the Cm9 chord. The A string is not played but the low E and D are. How do I keep this string quite while playing this chord? Are there any videos that demonstrate how to do this?
Truth be told, these kinds of spread-out five-string voicings are best played fingerstyle, or pick and fingers. If you do it with just the pick, I usually have to either thumb the E string note or leave it out.
One of the fingers usually the one on the adjacent lower string is angled enough that it lightly makes contact with the string
that you wish to mute. If you pick that string individually you will still hear a dead note kind of thud but in the context of the
full chord that sound is not heard. Each chord is it's own story to figure out which finger will get the job done but that's the
Exactly. And also, you COULD play it with the fifth if you didn't want to mute the A string.
Originally Posted by bako