#1
I`ve been progressing along ok for a few months now and recently i bought my wife a guitar so we can play together , and to keep the noise down the amps are both turned down low and i`ve noticed when playing a G chord i`m muting the A string; the fingers i use are middle on A string and ring on E and pinkie on high E i know practice will certainly be part of the answer but do you have any execises that can help , i didn`t even notice it when the volumes turned up
yes all six strings buzz !! but it`s unique isn`t it
#2
Put your pinky on the low e, your third finger on the B on the 3rd fret and the other two fingers in the same place you have them now. It sounds better.
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#3
Quote by ruffdog64
I`ve been progressing along ok for a few months now and recently i bought my wife a guitar so we can play together , and to keep the noise down the amps are both turned down low and i`ve noticed when playing a G chord i`m muting the A string; the fingers i use are middle on A string and ring on E and pinkie on high E i know practice will certainly be part of the answer but do you have any execises that can help , i didn`t even notice it when the volumes turned up


try

third finger on high (pitched) E
first on A string
second on low (pitched) E
#4
EDIT: what he said ^^
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#5
try putting your middle finger on the low E, index finger on the A and your pinkie on the high e
#6
most people fret it middle on E index on A and pinkie on e


EDIT: or just do what ^^^^ they said
Last edited by dmiwshicldply at Jan 14, 2009,
#7
that's an awkward to play a G but i've seen a lot of people do it

i use my index for the A string and middle on the E string and put my ring on the e and b srting
e-3 ring
B-3 ring
G-0
D-0
A-2 index
E-3 middle
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Last edited by justinb904 at Jan 14, 2009,
#8
For a G chord your fingering would be middle on the E string, index on the A string and pinkie on the high e string. Try that out, I think you will find it easier.

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Last edited by Octtwe88 at Jan 14, 2009,
#9
id suggest playing it with your index on the A string, middle on the G and pinky or ring finger on the high E. you can add you ring to the 3rd fret on the B string to give it a fuller sound, but thats just self preference. Do what feels most comfortable, and is easiest to play

EDIT:C'mon I cant really type that slow......right? anyways the guys above got it right
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#10
^I like 3rd fret b too, sounds better.

And the way TS is doing it is quite useful for when doing quick changes to c
#11
just practice plucking each string until theyr ring out then strum them until they sound right,keep practicing and itll just come,the "F" is a chord that discourages ppl not a G
#12
Thanks people i`ll try everything suggested
yes all six strings buzz !! but it`s unique isn`t it
#13
Index - A - 2nd fret.
Middle - Low E - 3rd fret.
Ring - High E - 3rd fret.
#15
As another option - I'm not suggesting this is the one and only way you should fret a G, but it works well in some cases:

Low E: Thumb
A: Mute with tip of thumb
High E: Index finger

You can also use your index to cover the high E and the B string on the 3rd fret.

Again, just an alternate way of fretting a G I've seen used on occasion.
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