#1
okay, this is gonna be a little long, but bear with me.
This idea hit me today while playing on my pentatonic scale. I can mute properly, and i realized that i could use my first finger to bar the strings above a piece of a pattern that i am playing. Then, i only need to use my 2, 3 and 4 finger to hit the 3-5 notes of the little "Chunk" that i am playing. this allows my to break a pattern down even more, while also giving me a specific way to play certain pieces of the scale, as well as being able to play cleaner, faster, and hit 2 notes at the same time easily for that biting effect. Well, after this, i thought that this would be the new way for me to play, but, as i always do, i need to ask other guitarists oppinions first.
Is this how you play? also, is this a bad way to play? thanks all
#3
I don't really understand what you're trying to say. You haven't really stumbled upon anything, tbh.
#4
It is ok to do as you want to.

When it comes to fingering everything is relative, there are no patterns do what you want, if you can play a thing perfectly using your desired fingering tht's ok and go with it
#6
Quote by Freepower
I'm not sure I follow you - is your first finger fretting or does it just mute?

I think TS is trying to say he's barring his index finger and using his other fingers to play the other notes in the patterns.
#7
Quote by triface
I think TS is trying to say he's barring his index finger and using his other fingers to play the other notes in the patterns.

This is how I understood it as well.

Generally I wouldn't advice you to play diatonic scales in this manner, but you can definitely do this with pentatonics and it can be of advantage especially if you want that sound.
E:-6
B:-0
G:-5
D:-6
A:-0
E:-3