#1
How do I play chords like this with 4 fingers? Also, is "e" the 6th string or 1st?


e--3
B--3
G--0
D--2
A--2-
E--0-
#2
e is high e.. this chord you use your pinky and ring finger for the threes and the forefinger and middlefinger for the twos. its like an em7 or sumthin like that..
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#4
well cover the e and b strings with either you ring finger or ring finger and pinky finger .. and you could cover the d and a strings with your indix and middle finger, the E and G strings are open so you do not need to cover them. hopefully this helps.
#5
the 0's mean open, you only need to hold down the A,D,B and e strings. Pretty sure most people only have 4 fretting fingers
#6
e is the highest pitched sting, or the string closest to your leg if you are sitting down and playing. put your pinky on e3, your ring finger on B3, your middle finger on D2 and your index finger on A 2 and you should have it. if you arent comfortable using your pinky yet you could probably barre the 2 notes on the 3rd fret with your ring finger .
#8
e-0-
b-0-
g-0-
d-2-
a-2-
E-0-
i only have 4 fingers and a thumb!!!!! help me!!!!!!!there are too many numbers here!!!!it requires all six strings what the hell is going on!!!!!!!!


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#9
Hate to be obnoxious/arrogant here, but you have read the thread before posting, haven't you?

You don't need to use any fingers on any of the "0"'s, since they're open strings. Just play the string without fretting it.

In the chord you gave (Em, I think?), I'd personally hit the 2 2nd frets on the D and A strings with my 1st and 2nd fingers (the ones nearest the thumb). Then without touching any of the opens with my fretting hand (right in my case, I'm a lefty), strum.

If you've still got problems with this, try the "lessons" section of the site, find yourself a lesson on tabs or chords.
#10
no offense but are you dislexic?? cna yuo raeb htiz porpreIy?
sorry i thought this was ridiculous. yeah 0 means open. as in the zero-th fret. no finger required buddy
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#11
maybe he wants to do the barre version of that chord?

if so then you would need to do the e and B strings with one finger oh and

e is the high e string the (thinnest) and
E is the low e string (the thickest)
#12
and for you guys taking the piss.... everyone had to start somewhere.... im sure there was a day that you couldnt finger chords correctly... cut him/her a bit of slack...
#13
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and for you guys taking the piss.... everyone had to start somewhere.... im sure there was a day that you couldnt finger chords correctly... cut him/her a bit of slack...

There's no excuse for not reading the replies people have already posted - the question's been answered perfectly well.
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#14
highlordmugfug, lunchbox, Check your emails.
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#15
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retard.
I know his banned, but that kind of stuff annoys me pretty bad. Someone is trying to get help, and someone is just being a turd.
#16
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thank you, sorry for being a jerk, at least i didnt call him a retard though

EDIT: to threadstarter, do you not know how a guitar is tuned?....
?
it goes, from lowest to highest, Eadgbe
so of course "e" is the highest string

that is, in standard tuning anyways...
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#17
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thank you, sorry for being a jerk, at least i didnt call him a retard though

EDIT: to threadstarter, do you not know how a guitar is tuned?....
?
it goes, from lowest to highest, Eadgbe
so of course "e" is the highest string

that is, in standard tuning anyways...


No, you were being an idiot and trolling. And your not helping matters by calling me a "jerk".


next time, read the fucking rules before posting.
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#18
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No, you were being an idiot and trolling. And your not helping matters by calling me a "jerk".


next time, read the fucking rules before posting.
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I don't usually question the mods but he didn't actually call you a jerk, he apologised for being one.
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I don't usually question the mods but he didn't actually call you a jerk, he apologised for being one.

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#20
There was never a time I couldn't read that, sorry. Probably the single number one first thing I learned was how to tell what the hell they meant, followed by how the hell to get my fingers there.
#22
Yeah this is just an open position Em7 chord... Just to re-re-re-re-re-rere-reinforce what everyone else has said, 0 is open string, so you don't fret anything. So really instead of being a hard chord (omg 6 strings - 4 fingers ahhh!) with a bit of practice, your fingers will fall on to these frets incredibly easily. For now, try it, if it hurts, stop, then try again, and again, and eventually your fingers wll increase in strength and you'll be able to play the chord cleanly (and this chord does make a very nice sound).
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#23
you don't need to play all six strings

just use your four fingers on the strings that don't have a zero on them
you just play strings with 0 on them open.

happy playing
#24
as said before 0's are open. also if u have someththing like this
E--12---
B--12---
G--13---
D--13---
A--14---
E--12---


use one finger to barre the 12th fret then use ur other fingers to hold the 2 13's then use ur pinky for the 14


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retard.


i ****in hate people like this that act like the first time they picked up the guitar they had a ****in clue what they were doing.
#25
Quote by cblowrun
e is high e.. this chord you use your pinky and ring finger for the threes and the forefinger and middlefinger for the twos. its like an em7 or sumthin like that..


That seems like a lot of extra work to me. I'd just play it like a power chord. When I'm playing the same fret on two different strings like that, I tend to press down between the strings instead of fingering each one separately. I don't like it when a chord turns into a cluster**** of random finger positions.
#26
Quote by Survivalism
That seems like a lot of extra work to me. I'd just play it like a power chord. When I'm playing the same fret on two different strings like that, I tend to press down between the strings instead of fingering each one separately. I don't like it when a chord turns into a cluster**** of random finger positions.

It's easier using your pinky & your ring finger. With powerchords aswell.