#2
I learned Smoke on the Water like this:
E|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|-5--8--10---5--8--11-10-|
A|-5--8--10---5--8--11-10-|
E|------------------------|
And so on. Not to say the version you're learning is incorrect, it's the same notes, just different strings. Here, I use my middle finger for the A string and my ring finger for the D string, and just move them up and down the fretboard like that. It's just what I feel comfortable with. Really that's all it is, whatever you feel comfortable with, there is no right or wrong answer.
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#4
hmm, well, i learned on my own, alot, i say whatever you can play more comfortably in do it. that's how i did, and as fora songgg..... learn wish you were here by pink floyed, don't learn the second solo, i didn't bother, i could barely hear it and didn't bother, but learn the rest, the beggining, the small solo, then the chords. :] pretty easy