Fingers and Learning Chords
I am learning the chords for Wonderwall at the moment. Here is a picture for of my 3rd and pinky finger are they ment to look like that? because it looks really wrong to me.
Whats the easiest way to learn a new chord? and make all the strings ring out clearly? Any good things to do?
They should "spoon"(one nesting in the other one on top ) each other that is be at the same angle and bend I'll see if I can find a pic. As far as learning chords it's just practice. You should however look to see the easiest way to get to another chord. Use anchor fingers(fingers that don't move from one chord to another) of which there are alot of in Wonderwall it's what creates that droning sound.
It looks to me like your fingers are flattening out at the fretboard. You want them to arch over the top and come straight down on it. Try putting your thumb in the middle of the back of the neck then you'll have to finger it right.
Totally agree with Art there. I really looks like you are flattening out too much and potentially also leaving too small a space for your little finger.
I don't suppose your fingernails are preventing your fingers from hitting down at a more perpendicular angle?
Incidentally, are you using the link for Wonderwall (with videos) that was provided in another thread recently? I'll see if I can dig it out. These videos should give you a reasonable idea of how your fingers should look.
I've just recently looked at this song so it's current for me. :)
EDIT: Ahh, the link was actually posted by Art in your thread here. :oops: :)
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Do you have to teach your fingers to like do that? 'cause I'm having loads of problems with it lol.
I suppose it doesn't help that I broke my pinky finger.. so it bends out a bit from where the football got kicked at it.