#1
ok so i searched and i didn't find anything...

is there any reason to play a power chord with your middle finger on the root, ring on the 5th, and pinky on the octave? basically just leaving the index finger free? i'm about 95% positive i saw daniel kessler of interpol play power chords like that a few nights ago at their show...and i have no idea why. i can't figure out a reason for it, so it's been kinda bugging me...
#2
Why not? 95% of ALL musicians must play them like that too.
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#3
hmm interesting.. i have never seen them played like that. it seems like it would be more practical though
#4
play em however you want man, each way's got its benefits, i'm you can work them out for yourself. for that example though... maybe he just learned ****ed up? or he could be saving it for lower strings although i dont really see a point to that. check out his song tabs and see if he plays any wierd notes off powerchords like that