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When is it OK to have your fingers not parallel with the frets and left pinky extended??

in PB Guitarstudio FORUMS Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:06 pm
by student • 146 Posts

fingers not being parallel ?
-- chords ? Take the D chord for example, seems there is a slight twist to get those fingers to fit

pinky extended ?
-- say you need your index finger on first fret and you need to grab a note on the fifth fret ?

Again I am a newb and want to start off with as best technique as possible.

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RE: When is it OK to have your fingers not parallel with the frets and left pinky extended??

in PB Guitarstudio FORUMS Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:36 pm
by uderoche (deleted)
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If it's a super huge stretch then...maybe the pinky can be extended? You do not have to play a D chord with your fingers twisted sideways.

There are exceptions to every rule but, I avoid this type of thing as much as possible.


-Ursin

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RE: When is it OK to have your fingers not parallel with the frets and left pinky extended??

in PB Guitarstudio FORUMS Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:19 pm
by pebberbrown • 878 Posts

Use common sense. Playing a D chord is MORE difficult to keep the fingers parallel to the frets. You cant even do it.

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