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carminemarotta
post Mar 22 2012, 08:11 PM
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Hi GMCers

I usually played power chords with my first and third fingers. I realized that using the fourth instead of the third give me more hand flexibility. Am I losing something not playing with first third and fourth finger?

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post Mar 22 2012, 08:20 PM
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QUOTE (carminemarotta @ Mar 22 2012, 08:11 PM) *
Hi GMCers

I usually played power chords with my first and third fingers. I realized that using the fourth instead of the third give me more hand flexibility. Am I losing something not playing with first third and fourth finger?

Carmine

I have always used my 1st, 3rd and 4th as well
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post Mar 22 2012, 08:42 PM
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QUOTE (carminemarotta @ Mar 22 2012, 08:11 PM) *
Hi GMCers

I usually played power chords with my first and third fingers. I realized that using the fourth instead of the third give me more hand flexibility. Am I losing something not playing with first third and fourth finger?

Carmine


I think it's a matter of preference. I sometimes play it with 1st, 3rd and 4th, sometimes only with 1st and 4th finger. smile.gif


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post Mar 22 2012, 11:42 PM
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Sometimes I use the fingers 1 and 3 and sometimes 1 and 4, it's the same for me. No matter what option you use you don't loose anything. wink.gif


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post Mar 23 2012, 03:42 AM
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QUOTE (carminemarotta @ Mar 22 2012, 07:11 PM) *
Hi GMCers

I usually played power chords with my first and third fingers. I realized that using the fourth instead of the third give me more hand flexibility. Am I losing something not playing with first third and fourth finger?

Carmine


It depends what kind of power chords I am playing. If I include the octave, I use first, third, and fourth. If I'm playing just the 5th, than I naturally use my first and fourth finger, but switch it up depending on what I'm playing.
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post Mar 25 2012, 09:31 AM
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Hey Carmine smile.gif not losing anything at all, but gaining freedom of movement - as Gabe stated, it's important to be aware of the context you are in man. For instance, when playing a funky vamp having let's say, E9 and E13 I always use my pink to fret the 13 th biggrin.gif


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