#1
I've been trying to play Holiday by Green Day and it requires staying on the same strings but everytime I try to slide my fingers they all move to the string that my index finger is on. I'm a beginner guitar player so that could be part of the problem. Any suggestions? Thanks.
#2
There's a common piece of, IMO, bad advice that's given to beginners and it's that they should start with songs that use power chords. What you're discovering is this is in fact harder than it looks, and maintaining a shape whilst moving it up and down the neck is actually quite difficult when you're starting out.

Songs using open chords, where you change shape for each chord rather than try and move the same shape around the neck, are much easier to get to grips with when starting out.

My advice would be to shelve that song for a while and spend some time working on simple songs that use open chords. A Horse With No Name by America or Knocking on Heaven's Door by Bob Dylan are both good places to start when you really are an absolute beginner.
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#3
^ huh. i found power chords far easier starting out than open chords. i'm sure it was a couple of years (like probably 5) before i could even play an open G competently. that's what i got for playing lead exclusively
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#4
I really struggled with them, I remember it behing really hard to stop my fingers bunching up. It definitely got easier once my fingers got a bit more used to simply holding down a chord shape.
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yeah. i might be weird, though. i played piano before guitar so maybe my fingers had a headstart.
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#6
Different strokes and all that; I had a lot of trouble moving powerchords well when I started too.
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