Radiant Eclipse intro

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    Maybe this is covered in an advanced lesson and I need to be patient, but the main riff in the intro to Radiant Eclipse is played on the G and the A string simultaneously. How do you strum that without catching the D string inbetween?
     
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    You mute it. In particular, it's a standard technique to play a note together with its octave. So let's say for example you want to play 5 x 7 x x x, right? You use your index finger to press the E string at the 5ths fret, but you also use it to lightly touch the A string (and maybe also the D string, doesn't really matter). So it is not a full bar (you don't want to actually fret the A string), but you are also not coming straight from above. I hope it is clear what I mean. Try to practice that, fret the E string while also muting the A string, both with just your index finger.

    After you have done that, you can just use your ring finger or pinky to press the note on the D string (in this example, 7 on the D string). I hope this made sense.
     

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    You mute it. In particular, it's a standard technique to play a note together with its octave. So let's say for example you want to play 5 x 7 x x x, right? You use your index finger to press the E string at the 5ths fret, but you also use it to lightly touch the A string (and maybe also the D string, doesn't really matter). So it is not a full bar (you don't want to actually fret the A string), but you are also not coming straight from above. I hope it is clear what I mean. Try to practice that, fret the E string while also muting the A string, both with just your index finger.

    After you have done that, you can just use your ring finger or pinky to press the note on the D string (in this example, 7 on the D string). I hope this made sense.
    Ah. That makes sense. Thanks.