#1
This is the beginning of the song smells like teen spirit:


e|----------
B|----------
G|----------
D|-3--3-3-
A|-3--3-3-
E|-1--1-1-


On the D and A strings, which finger should i use on the 3rd fret to hold these two strings down? ring, pinky, or both?
#2
Lots of peope will tell you its personal preference.
Myself, i'd use my ring finger to fret the D and A strings together and my index finger for the low E.
Other people will tell you to use ring finger for A and pinky for D, just try all sorts of combos and use whichever is most comfortable, good luck.
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#3
ringfinger on 3rd fret A and D string so you have your pink free, always learned to use as little fingers as possible.
when i started though i used pink for A and D string, especially on lower frets, cause my fingers werent that flexible yet.
#4
Quote by Mike898
This is the beginning of the song smells like teen spirit:


e|----------
B|----------
G|----------
D|-3--3-3- pinky
A|-3--3-3- ring
E|-1--1-1- index


On the D and A strings, which finger should i use on the 3rd fret to hold these two strings down? ring, pinky, or both?

There you go.
#5
Use your ring and pinky. Trust me. Get in the habit of using those for power chords so you can easily switch to a nice barre chord due to the bottom strings being open like this

e|-1-- pointer
B|-1-- pointer
G|-1-- pointer
D|-3-- pinky
A|-3-- ring
E|-1-- pointer

Not only that but you can just play the power chord and then play those notes under it seperately for some melody.
#6
I will try all of these suggestions, thanks. One more thing: without the amp buzzing/rattling is more noticeable then usual. whats happening? am i pressing too hard? too soft? btw, i just got my guitar thursday, and it was a display model.
Last edited by Mike898 at Jun 17, 2007,