I’m finally getting back into playing my guitar after a long, long layoff. It’s been over a decade ago that I put it aside.
The web has some great info on playing the guitar. But, some of the chord charts I find use fingerings that are different than I remember. I can’t seem to find my old Mel Bay Chord book with all my teacher’s notes.
for example, the G Chord. I vividly remember it was always a little painful because I was taught to use fingers 2,3,4. It’s one of the few chords that use the pinky. Never seemed to get a good callous on the pinky and it was the finger that hurt first.
I’m finding a lot of chord charts on the web fingering it with 1,2,3.
this chart shows both of those fingerings. I alway played it 2,3,4. Is their any reason to practice the other fingering? Any advantages to either fingering?
A Chord I always played with one finger on the three strings. Seems like most Google chord charts use 1,2,3 or 2,3,4. My teacher always taught it with one finger because you have to use a single finger when you slide down into barre chords.
same question. Is their any reason to practice the other fingering? Any advantages to either fingering?
Is it mostly a matter of style (Rock, Country, Jazz) on how you finger chords?
I’ve been trying to recall which finger I used with an A chord. I think it was the 2. That left the 1 to use as a barre when needed.
this chart shows using the 1 finger for the three notes. That doesn’t sound right. I’d swear I used the middle finger. But, it’s been so darn long ago, that I can’t recall.
Those are the main two chords that are different from what I remember. I’m curious how others are fingering the A and G chords.