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Index finger and pinky
63 28%
Index finger and ring finger
118 52%
Other way.
46 20%
Voters: 227.
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#1
Do you power your powerchords with your index finger and ring finger or do you play like index finger and pinky?


I play with my index finger and pinky because it helps me play my powerchords better and some times both.


Sorry, I forgot both.
#2
index and pinky! I have small hands, so I can't do it any other way
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#3
Index/pinky 90% of the time. Sometimes I throw that extra octave in there just to get a fuller sound, sometimes.
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#6
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#9
Normally index/pinky, but lately I've been playing in open tunings (DADGAD and CGCGCE namely) so the power chords for those are dropped...single fingered...

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#13
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#14
i use my 1st and 3rd or my 2nd and 4th
all depends on which one is more comfortable for that chord
#15
Index, ring and middle. Does anyone else play this way?

That's for root, fifth and octave by the way.
#17
its more comfortable for some ppl to use the pinky instead of their index finger...personally i use mostly my index and pinky because i'm more accurate that way
#19
I always add the extra octave (unless I've got a trebley sound and I'm playing a chord rooting from the A string). So index, ring and pinky .
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#21
I always add the octave, so 1,3, and 4.
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#22
Depends...

2 note powerchords (i.e. root and fifth) - Index and Ring fingers
3 note powerchords (i.e. root, fifth and octave) - Index, Ring and Pinky fingers

That would be my vote, but since it's not an option, I'll go with index + ring...
#23
Quote by AjKingpin
Index and ring bar the octave with the ring


What this guy said.
#24
index and ring, EXCEPT if I know that I'm gonna have to drop the root by a fret as a transitional note, in which case I do index and pinky, then slide the index finger down the one fret

requires forethought, but is worth it
#25
index and rang fanger. i got big ole meat hooks for hands
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#26
Usually like a barred E (Index, ring, and pinky) but sometimes I do the bastardized thumb/ring.

I always do the octave as well.
#27
i do index ring and pinky and grab the octave too
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#29
I play them 4 different ways: (1) index and ring (2) index ring pinky, octave (3) 2nd finger pinky (4) one finger, for drop tunings
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#32
Index and Ring Finger. I've been doing it like that for a long time and it gives me more room to add on with my pinky.
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#33
Yeah, I play index and ring, plus pinky for octave.
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#34
index and ring fingers, ring finger to octave.
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#35
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Didn't know they were supposed to be only 2 fingers.

Index, ring, and pinky.



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#36
middle and ring.... but if im adding the octave (i usually do) ill use 1,3,4, or just bar the 3 and 4 and make sure that my picking hand is clean.

yeah, i play powerchords ****ed up.
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#38
I use both ways. It depends on where my fingers go next.
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#39
Index Ring

so I can still add some extra intervals on top with ma pinky if the needs arises
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#40
I mostly use my index and ring fingers; for octaves, I'll barre my ring finger across the 5th and the octave.

Occasionally, I'll use my middle and pinky fingers to do power-chords. It removes my ability to add the octave, pinky's too weak.
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