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carminemarotta
post Oct 16 2013, 09:36 PM
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Hi all
I am looking at the lesson Intro to 12 Bar Blues by John Hatcher.
John is using finger 1 and 3 to play the E and A chords. I tend to use finger 2 for the E6 and the A6: is it fine or should I follow the instructor?

Thanks in advance
Carmine

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John Hatcher
post Oct 17 2013, 01:27 AM
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Hi all
I am looking at the lesson Intro to 12 Bar Blues by John Hatcher.
John is using finger 1 and 3 to play the E and A chords. I tend to use finger 2 for the E6 and the A6: is it fine or should I follow the instructor?

Thanks in advance
Carmine


Hey Carmine,

First, thanks for checking out the lesson. It's awesome that you're interested in the blues. To answer your question, I personally don't get caught up in "correct fingering". It it sounds good do it - that's more my take on things.

The acoustic blues geniuses I love so much didn't seem to care much about what was 'proper'.

That said, I play this type of pattern with my 1 and 3 finger so that my 2nd finger is free to pick up some quick notes around the 3rd fret. Plus a two fret distance is a bit of a stretch for me in between my first and middle finger. I find it difficult to hit the note solidly with that finger.

Are you able to get a good clean sound using fingers 1 and 2?

Thanks again for watching and good luck to you!! Let me know if I can do anything to help you out.


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Blue Willy
post Oct 17 2013, 03:36 AM
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My sentiments exactly, John!


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