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Slidewinder

Two questions on tabs

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Numero uno :

 

I'm trying to learn the intro to "Stairway..." but I've run into a problem picking the opening notes. Printed from ultimate-guitar tabs, it reads (numbers fret; letters string): 7-D, 5-G, 5-B, 5-E and then this -- 7-E, 6 -D, with no notes to pick on the B and G strings; no O's to show that these are to be played as open strings along with those fretted. How do I go about doing this? I hope I'm making sense here; I'm obviously new to guitar.

 

 

 

Question two:

 

Trying also to learn the intro to "Freebird" but ran head-on  into this domescratcher:

 

Sliding down the fret from say 3/8 or 3/5/7, e.g., I have no problem. However,  at the beginning of the intro I'll run into  5/ or \5 all alone, let's say, with no indication of what to slide up or down to. Wut up wit dat?

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Hey Slidewinder,

To play this tab, you have to play these two notes (7-E, 6 -D) simultaneously.  You can't strum all the strings.  The song lends itself to finger style where you would use your thumb for the 6-D and either your ring or middle finger for the 7-E.  If using a pick (which I don't) you'll have to come up with a hybridised pick/fingerstyle method where you pick the 6-D with the pick while simultaneously picking the 7-E with probably your ring finger.

 

But if you listen to the song, you can probably get away with not playing these notes together - play the 6-D followed by the 7-E rather than together.

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