#1
As the tittle suggests, i seem to have this problem that persists. I am learning over 1 year guitar on an accustic guitar. Once had a teacher in the first 3 mounths, but then i couldn't afford any longer to go, so i started studying on my own.

I am trying songs like smells like teen spirit, offpsring songs, actually any reasonably slow song, with power chords in it, and still fail to clean land them on. Are there any hints regarding how to learn them properly?

I would really need some help regarding this issue since it's tormenting me since my very start as a guitar player.
#3
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It's incredibly easy. Keep your thumb behind the neck, and use your first three fingers for the three strings.

Have you really been playing for a year?
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Quote by that_1_dude24
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It's incredibly easy. Keep your thumb behind the neck, and use your first three fingers for the three strings.

Have you really been playing for a year?

I find it more comfortable to use my first, third, and fourth fingers. It's a lot less of a stretch, and you can strengthen your pinky while you're at it.
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Quote by that_1_dude24
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It's incredibly easy. Keep your thumb behind the neck, and use your first three fingers for the three strings.

Have you really been playing for a year?

I've always played power chords with my index, ring, and pinky (or, alternately, I simply barre the two adjacent strings).
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I've always played power chords with my index, ring, and pinky (or, alternately, I simply barre the two adjacent strings).

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#11
Go to the right forum on this website, please. Musician Talk, perhaps.

Practice makes perfect.
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#12
Quote by FlyingPirahna
I find it more comfortable to use my first, third, and fourth fingers. It's a lot less of a stretch, and you can strengthen your pinky while you're at it.


This is what i do too
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#14
You should be practicing regular barre chords at first, so you can acquire some hand strength. Once you have barre chords mastered, power chords will seem relatively easy.
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