How do I play these rhythm slashes?

Hey all,

A quick question. I just started learning This Velvet Glove by RHCP and came upon these rhytm slashes that have a line through them. How do I play these? I’m not finding any useful info online. My guess is just to skip these two strums and let the chord ring out until I switch to the Am. Anyone have an idea?

I believe you play them as “dead notes” (lifting your fingers so the strings would not ring out while strumming).

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Ah, that could be it. I’ll try it out. Thanks! :+1:

Yeah, those are rhythmic hits where you’re muting the strings while striking them, so you’re getting the percussive sound without an actual note or chord.


They are “percussive strums”. Justin shows you how to do them in his lesson on Stuck in the Middle With You by Stealer’s Wheel

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