#1
how do i play chords with a slide on my pinky?


for example if i want to play a F bar chord and have a slide on the pinky, can i use the other three fingers to string only the three notes - 5 th string 3rd fret, 4th string 3rd fret and 2nd string 2nd fret? would that stand for F?

appreciate the feedback.
#4
yes^^
but try to find the most important notes of the chord and play only them, like instead of playing the F 133211 hold just xx3211 and you dont need the pinky.
in addition, you can try to learn to hold power chords with 2 finger( hammet style yeah!) , root with index and the next 2 strings(or just the next) with any of the 2 fingers remaining

EDIT: Dude try not to post so much in your thread, use the EDIT button
#5
i actually tried to hold bar chords with three fingers - using the ring finger to hold two notes on the same fret. but it invariably mutes the string right below it. sorry about "edit" - didn't notice the functionality. btw i am not really clear about the finger positions you have specified for F.
Last edited by vtpcnk at Aug 24, 2009,
#6
This is why slide players tend to favour open tunings
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#7
Quote by vtpcnk
i actually tried to hold bar chords with three fingers - using the ring finger to hold two notes on the same fret. but it invariably mutes the string right below it. sorry about "edit" - didn't notice the functionality. btw i am not really clear about the finger positions you have specified for F.

you mean the power chord? or the Fmajor chord?

for the power chord 133 hold the 1 with your index and the two 3s with your ring finger
for the major chord (xx3211) use the regular fingering , bar the thinnest strings with your index on the first fret, middle goes on G fret 2 and the ring on D on 3rd fret.
hope its clear now. if not...ask again
#8
so are you saying the C note on the 5th string is not needed for F major chord?
#9
Quote by vtpcnk
so are you saying the C note on the 5th string is not needed for F major chord?

no, not again, because you allready have it on the B string first fret. you will find out further on how not to stick to tabs and chords and develop your best suited style for playing

EDIT:it also depends on the song
#10
Honestly, if you just tune to open D or something it'd make life so much easier.
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#11
i am trying to learn derek and the dominoes "anyday". trying to play both clapton and duane allman parts - but the slide parts are limited in that song.
#12
Also the Duane Allman part will have been in open tuning.
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#14
yea DA's parts are in open tuning - but where only the low E is tuned to D. the other strings are the same as standard tuning.
#15
Even that makes chording a lot easier though - you've got the bottom 3 notes of the chord all in a line. Easiest way to play a chord in that situation is actually to "fret" the botom 3 notes with the slide and fret the third on the G string behind the slide.

I'm only persistent with it because it's common sense lol, most slide players play in an open tuning because it allows you to play a chord across all 6 strings using the slide.
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