#1
Can anyone recommend finger positioning while playing these riffs, im really having a hard time and id rather adjust to a "correct" position than a "wrong" one.

e|---------------------------------------------------|
b|---------------------------------------------------|
g|---------------------------------------------------|
c|7---7---7-7-9-9---9-9-10-10---10-10-10-9-5-7-------|
a|7---7---7-7-9-9---9-9-10-10---10-10-10-9-5-7-------|
e|5---5---5-5-7-7---7-7-8--8----8--8--8--7-3-5-------|


and

e|----------------|
b|----------------|
g|-7-7----- 5------|
D|-7-7--3--5--5-5-| X
A|-5-5--3--3--5-5-|
D|------ 3---- -5-5-|


What fingers would you have on the first and third positions in the second riff.


Im really having trouble with riffs, i can do solos pretty well but damn i cant play simple riffs like these at all .
#2
well since its all power chords i would use my index finger on the low D or E string, my ring finger on the A sting, and my pinky on the D string

you could also use your middle finger and ring finger depending on how big your hands are, but i prefer to keep it easy.
#4
since im one of those people who decided to learn the guitar alone i have no idea what power chords are but thanks ill go check the lessons,,,excuse the ignorance.
#5
For the standard tuning riff, I'd say index finger on the low E, third on the A, and pinky on the D. For the drop-D riff, use the same fingerings for the A string chords and index finger barred on the low D.