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G-chord finger position guide

Lesson #334

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Editor’s notes

Hey friends! Here’s a lesson explaining G-chord finger positioning, and how to approach the different finger placement options you have while playing that chord (e.g., ring finger vs. middle finger on the low E-string). To get right to the point: the correct version of G for any situation all depends about the other chords you’re playing, which have finger-placement requirements of their own. In my lesson I’ll show which chords work best with one version of G, and which work with the other version of G. If you’ve ever had a tricky time switching to or from the G-chord, this video is for you.

For example, you’ll want to use your middle finger on the low-E string if you’re also playing these chords:

Alternatively, you’ll want to use your ring finger on the low-E string if you’re also playing these chords:

Check out my video, and I’ll explain all this with close ups of my hand to show you why all this matters. Thanks and enjoy!

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