Poll: how do you play power chords?
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View poll results: how do you play power chords?
A
15 12%
B
78 64%
other
22 18%
i dont
7 6%
Voters: 122.
#1
A)
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B)
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| 3 4 | | |
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EDIT: i just realized that the thread title could be misinterpreted. Sorry about the horrible diagrams. basically:

A)=you bar your little finger accross 2 strings.
B)=you use your ring finger and little finger to play the 2 strings.
sup?
Last edited by ldl67 at Feb 5, 2008,
#2
uh, neither. both are dischords.

EDIT: ok, I get it now, those are fingers not fret positions.

in that case B, if you do A you'll sound like a mess if you accidently hit strings 1-3
Last edited by freedoms_stain at Feb 5, 2008,
#5
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I don't play power chords cause I am afraid of getting electrocuted...


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#9
I don't.

/bassist

Edit: Okay, I realized that I do have to sometimes play power chords, and I usually use B.
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#17
B ftw.

When i looked at the title, i thought you were really asking how do to play power chords. x)
#19
Quote by Andrusho
B ftw.

When i looked at the title, i thought you were really asking how do to play power chords. x)

yeah, i didnt realize it could be interpreted like that until after i posted the thread. i should have made it "how do YOU play power chords?" or something...

Quote by freshtunes
The proper way is "B".


no, there isn't a "proper" way, there are different ways, and people play whichever they find most comfortable. it really annoys me when people tell you what is "proper" about music.
sup?
Last edited by ldl67 at Feb 5, 2008,
#20
Quote by ldl67
no, there isn't a "proper" way, there are different ways, and people play whichever they find most comfortable. it really annoys me when people tell you what is "proper" about music.

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#21
i play B when using E, A & D strings, and A for when i'm playin then on A, D & G strings.
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#27
Sometimes I bar with my 3rd finger, sometimes I bar with my 4th finger.. Sometimes I use both fingers. Depends on the situation.
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#28
Generally B, although i often play the bass note with my thumb. I'm a power chord technique maverick, and i'm dangerous.
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#30
B... unless the chord asks for something like x1333x then I put my index finger on the root note and bar with my ring finger.
#33
I have my both guitars in drop D, so i use just one finger.



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#34
just use your index and right finger... no need to use the pinky.
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I have my both guitars in drop D, so i use just one finger.



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#36
I used to ply with my index and ring, then bar with my ring to hit the octave if necessary, although I tried to train myself to use my little finger to hit the octave, now I just hit the 5th with my pinky and bar with it too. It looks cooler :P
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#37
WHen I first started playing, I would use 2 fingers (A), although after a while I realized that it felt faster to use 3 fingers (B). So thats what I do 95% of the time now