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post Jan 27 2008, 12:01 PM
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heyy every1

i was jus wonderin wats the correct fingering for a power chord for example

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obviously the 3 is done on the index finger....
but i dont kno whether to use the first 3 fingers or the index finger,ring finger and pinky.

any suggestions/and wats the difference

oh and another random question while im here,
is it better to use downstrokes or alternate picking for the sweet child o mine intro riff
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post Jan 27 2008, 12:08 PM
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just use whats comfortable for you .. i use my pinky for the 5's .. and ring finger if i need to add another note .. i use both ..


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post Jan 27 2008, 12:10 PM
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For your example you would normally use index-ring-pinky.

For your picking I don't know. Haven't heard that song in ages.


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post Jan 27 2008, 12:12 PM
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ok sweet was just curious about the fingering as i have only just started practicing with my index-ring-pinky
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post Jan 27 2008, 01:24 PM
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Index ring pinky is the right way to go, just practice those changes slow and watch out that the ring finger doesn't go to far away from the fretted fret.


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post Jan 27 2008, 01:26 PM
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I'd go with index, ring and pinky for that chord and alternative picking for Sweet Child intro.
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post Jan 27 2008, 06:50 PM
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I usually do index and ring.

With my ring finger I press two strings at once.

Maybe it's not the best way, but I got used to it and it feel comfortable to me.


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post Jan 29 2008, 05:16 AM
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Hey guys, for the longest time I've been playing power chords index-middle-ring, do you suggest I change? What are the benefits? It always seemed to me that having the pinky open for other stuff was good and having the middle finger kind of limp in the middle was not a good thing, but maybe you can convince me otherwise unsure.gif I'm still in the midst of changing my picking technique, maybe a change in my powerchord technique would help me as well? I don't really feel restricted by it much though.

For the record, if I'm just playing root-fifth then I usually do index pinky, but sometimes index ring.

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