#1
i ussually play barre chords at the guitar lesson but now i started to search some tabs and they all use power chords
but i like to play with a lot of energy so hitting only 3 strings is difficult and i always hit the 4th string too
any help?
#2
Use your little finger (or whatever you use for the octave) to mute the other strings.
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#3
I use an unused finger to mute the 4th string.


EDIT: Learn to stretch so your middle finger is used for the 5th.
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#4
if barre chords make you feel better go ahead the problem with those tho is that with distortion they can sound muddy, and if you want to use power chords you'll just need to practice picking and control, there is no excuse for sloppiness
#5
I barre the 5th and the octave with my ringfinger and mute the 4th string with it too :P
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#6
I use one finger for the root, one to barre the next two strings, and that same finger to mute the next string. All you have to do is be lazy
#7
I use my index ring and pinky for the first three strings and just lay the end of my pinky on the 4th string.
#8
i barre it but roughly aim for a power chord if u know what i mean.
That way, to me anywayz, they chord sounds fuller.
#10
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Learn to stretch so your middle finger is used for the 5th.

You mean the ring finger surely?
#11
use your index finger
lay it on all the strings like a bar chord but dont press down
and use the same finger to mute the string above if your doing powercords on the a string
#12
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if barre chords make you feel better go ahead the problem with those tho is that with distortion they can sound muddy, and if you want to use power chords you'll just need to practice picking and control, there is no excuse for sloppiness


I agree,The best way to get through this is to practice controlling how you pick,power chords are an essential part of it all x)
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