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Discussion in 'Music, Theory, Tab and Such' started by bdbrown, Feb 29, 2016.
Do you tend to play these chords with a two fingers , rather than how they are noted?
E with 3, 4
F 1,3, 4
G 1, 3, 4
B 1, 3, 4
C 1, 3 4
Sometimes I substitute me for him by using 2 for 3,4
oh.. Sometime E, 1
so use all 3 fingers. I have been all up and down neck with just 2 fingers...Makes some transitions hard....make chords easy
Might be learning REALLY BAD HABITS huh?
might be why I have trouble going from power chords to bar chords....???
I pretty much play E and A (2nd fret) power chords with 1 and all others with 1 and 3
I think because of my back ground with bar chords, I tend to bar 2 adjoining strings a lot..Other wise usually 3 fingers..
I use one finger for the E and A and three for the rest. It's easier to fret two strings with my index finger than my ring finger.
I typically use all three fingers. It does make transition from power to barre a lot easier.
Have never thought about it.... may fret with multiple fingers, but mute and play power chords with just a finger or two.....damn...one more thing I don't need to think about!!!!
I play 1, 3, 4 on E string chords, but it has become habit for me to play A string power chords with pointer and pinky because that's how I also play full barre A major shape chords.
I can honestly say I don't play any power chords in the positions suggested, except for the Em , which I'd "barre" with one finger.
Great comments above... I do like playing (now this along in Rocksmith) with 2 fingers stuff, but there are songs on it that go from a power to bar and back....My 3rd and 4th finger are lazy and don't want to play chords..all right on solo's but .......
Guess I need to change up my playing style now while I can...
Still learning how is best for the next bit.
Thanks for the help
anything else would be highly appreciated
This is great info guys. Never fail to learn something new here.
It really depends on the song.
I RARELY use the 1/2 fingers for an A or E power chord (unless some Chuck Berry action is going on), more likely I'll use #2/3 or 3/4 fingers in case the "full" version or variation of the chord (or one near it) is required at some point. If it's something AC/DC-like, I'll bar the A/E chords with the # 1 finger alone (think "Dirty Deeds").
I started off with two finger, precisely because it was easier. Found out it made doing other techniques more difficult. I had to retrain myself to use 1,2, & 4.
You guys are great. I am working now to do the correct fingering on power chords. It will be slow but I think it will make my playing better..
Very nice thanks for posting
I pretty much never play a power chord with 2 fingers unless it's an open E or A D. If you play a G with 1 3 4 it's sounds more full. There are times when you just want the 1 3 but I end up fingering the full power chord anyway.
It is easy to move to a bar chord too just add a little pressure but your hand is in place already.
It depends. I sometimes bar the fifth and the octave with my third finger but other times I'll use my third and fourth fingers. It depends on the song and what I have to transition to next.
i'm trying to stop using my index finger and pinky exclusively (i'm trying to get better actually, even started to play whole songs without screwing up) i finally played guitar for the first time since new year's since i burned my hand pretty bad. it's like starting over all again