#1
Hello,

I am trying to play some parts of Master of Puppets and have a hard time sliding from the 3rd and 5th fret to the 2nd and fourth fret. Is my technique wrong? I took one video from my perspective (without me playing with my right hand because it's holding the camera, just hammer on noise) and I took another straight on video (second link).

I also noticed that a lot of people keep their middle finger pointing straight up and ring/pinky finger straight on the frets when they play power chords. My hand sort of curves and I play power chords with the sides of my pinky/ring finger, is there any disadvantage to doing it this way?

Thanks for any help.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RU79srKwf4Q (my perspective)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxU06_cZ8so (straight on view of guitar, sorry sorta crappy quality, took both videos on my phone)
Last edited by farmosh203 at Aug 21, 2010,
#2
it will come with time, and you shouldn't be curving your hand that much.
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#3
I can't see your wrist properly but from what I can see, there's alot of tension in your left hand. Focus on relaxing it more and the slide will improve over time. You don't need to squeeze the neck or strings like a gorilla to get a sound, playing should look and feel effortless.

Also, why is your ring finger bent over so far in the video showing your perspective? That looks incredibly uncomfortable. Try and have all of your fingers mostly perpendicular to the fretboard. Your index finger is allowed to be on a bit of a slant but you should try have them perpendicular to the fretboard.