Lesson 5.2 – Blocking Out Strings
Chords with a “x” over them at the top of the diagram means these strings will not be played. To avoid the strings from sounding you must either skip the string while strumming, or use a finger to block the string from sounding when played.
How you keep the string from sounding will depend on what you are playing. In the example of the A chord from the video, you would skip the low E string by playing the chord from the A string.
In the C chord example below, you will block out the low E string by muting it with the tip of your ring, or 3rd, finger.