This is from ‘The Last Baron’ by Mastodon, the tab is from the official tab book so it should be at least decently accurate.
I run into stuff like this occasionally and it’s always a brick wall for me in terms of learning a song. Accurately strumming/picking through different strings and groups of strings like that feels almost impossible.
Here’s part of the intro from the same song:
It’s not as awkward but it’s the same kind of line with different string groupings being played fairly quickly.
So are these tabs more of a rough guide for partially strumming a held chord? Or should I be able to precisely crosspick through these different string groupings note-for-note? I feel like I’m missing something.