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post Oct 16 2007, 09:44 AM
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I get serious hand fatique when playing power chords. I would use the index finger and pinky and after about 10 minutes of playing I got so tired my arm almost fell off. This is of course really bad in band practice because it adversely affects my timing... what is the least tiring way of playing a power chord?


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post Oct 16 2007, 09:54 AM
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Try using ring sometimes instead of pinky,see what'll happen.
Or both pinky and ring,add octave higher.
If you're newbie, using ring and index is the best solution for you at the moment. smile.gif


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post Oct 16 2007, 10:01 AM
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And practice will make this easier over time ...


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post Oct 16 2007, 10:43 AM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Oct 16 2007, 11:01 AM) *
And practice will make this easier over time ...


Almighty word...practice biggrin.gif


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post Oct 16 2007, 08:32 PM
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QUOTE (muris @ Oct 16 2007, 05:43 AM) *
Almighty word...practice biggrin.gif


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post Oct 16 2007, 08:36 PM
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Its all about practice. When you learn new chords it takes time to get used to them, in the start its completely normal to get tired.


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post Oct 16 2007, 09:09 PM
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Yes practise is what will do away with the fatigue - but if you are fatigued midsong in a band practise that's not really much consolation sad.gif
One trick is to just play the 5th and upper octave for a while - leaving out the note on string 6 or 5 that you usually play with 1st finger. If you have a bass player covering that note it shouldn't make too much difference specially at a practise...better than stopping the song or playing crap and out of time tongue.gif


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Power chords do take time but once you nailed a few theres really no end to how much you can do with them.

Are you talking about advanced ones (like in Muris' lesson or simpler ones on the last few strings).

If you want an easy sorta cheat method to play two note power chords on the E and A string drop tune your guitar to dropped D tuning (tuning your low E string to a D). This way you just barre (fret more than one note with a finger) any vertical two note chord on the new D and A string. Easier eh?

The normal method would take some time and practice, just be dedicated and listen to blink 182 to motivate you...


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