I meant to say 1st and/or 2nd string in my earlier post not 5th and/or 6th string.
Thanks you’re right I just need to practice this technique more. Starting at the muting (string 1,2,3,4) and then pressing down on the target note (string 5) helps instead of starting at the target note and muting the remaining strings.
Thought would be difficult to do this but it wasn’t as bad as thought. Struggle with muting but trying to improve. Noticing on slide on string my fingers callused and making the screaches. Its a little funny.
So my 10 year old Grandson, who was of school today (sick not due to the strikes) and being looked after by his granny decided he wanted to play Seven Nation Army on guitar. No idea where he got the idea from. Probably picked it up from school. How could I resist. Leant him a spare guitar, small amp and a print off of the tab and left him to it. No idea how he got on but will catch up with him tomorrow probably.
In the first bar, beat one is a dotted note which means the note is equal to one and a half of its value. In bar two, beat one is carried over (still ringing out in beat two) so it lasts for two beats which is a half note, and beat three lasts for beat four (another half note). Same on bar four, beat three continues to ring out for beat four. Where you see the line over three notes with the number three, that’s what Justin is referring to when he says “crotchet triplets”. You can hear the carried notes in his voice too when he’s singing out the fret numbers when he plays it, how in bar one the dotted note “stops”, but in bar two when he sings beat one he carries out singing the note into beat two and when he sings beat three he carries out singing the note into beat four. Same for bar four, beat three. It all has to with different types of notes, how they’re read, and their values (how they’re carried out when reading and playing from sheet music).