#1
Is it better to press down on the fifths with your third and fourth finger rather than barring the fifths? I've been using the barre technique for a year and someone I was talking to in Guitar Center told me its a bad habit.
#3
I do it both ways for different songs. If I can I use my third and fourth finger (although I find it harder for faster songs, I want to be able to do it quick and good), but for songs that you have to chuck (such as Santa Monica and the like) I use bar it with my third finger so I can mute the strings easy.
#4
I usually just bar it...sometimes I even bar it with my pinky
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#5
i've seen Satch, Petrucci etc barre it with their pinky, but i just use my index, ring and pinky.
#6
i barre it with my index too it sounds fine soo i dont see why its a bad habit
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#8
I use 1-3-4. Please use the search bar. This subject came up several times a week at one point.
#9
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Is it better to press down on the fifths with your third and fourth finger rather than barring the fifths? I've been using the barre technique for a year and someone I was talking to in Guitar Center told me its a bad habit.


i believe this issue is just one of preference, i usually dont barre things unless it is necessary, otherwise i use index, ring, and pinky usually
#10
As a beginner I find it easier to do power chords with just one of myright or pinky fingers, rather than using both like you would in a bar chord, as a beginner I often hit the G string while I'm meant to only be strumming the top three, so it doesnt sound so bad if the lower strings are muted by my ring or pinky :P