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New(to me) G Chord Fingering

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Dave T
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I picked up “Beginning Fingerstyle Blues Guitar” and am working through it. In the section on playing a “Blues in G” it recommends fingering the G chord with the 1st and 4th finger on the third fret of the low and high E string respectively.

This just to me seems like an awkward fingering as I learnt the 2nd 3rd 4th finger grip on the E, A, and e string. The new form seems a lot tougher for the switch to C and D chords in the progression.

Any thoughts? Thanks folks.


   
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Diceman
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The fingering that was first taught to me was......
third finger - third fret , first string
first finger - second fret , fifth string
second finger - third fret , sixth string .

Later on I switched to using the pinky on the first string , middle finger on the fifth , and ring finger on the sixth because it was much easier to transition to the C chord , as you mentioned . I still use both fingerings depending on the chord I am switching to or from . The important thing to remember is to use the one that is right for you . I like the latter fingering above because it allows me to easily add the C note on the second string (using the index finger) to play the Gsus4 chord , which sounds real nice to me .

If I claim to be a wise man , it surely means that I don't know .


   
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