Originally Posted by: jeffreycassadyHi Folks:
Question for Lisa McCormick and others with more experience than me.
Is it ok to play power chords using index finger and ring finger only, with ring finger activating notes 5 and octave? having trouble using ring and pinky for 5th degree and octave. Thanks.
My honest opinion is that it's better to engage your pinky. There's no "right" answer, but I would advise pushing yourself to get your pinky finger to fall into line.
What I eventually ended up doing was playing power chords with my pinky finger playing the 5th degree instead of the octave.
Just my opinion, but I would advise leaving your index finger free for other notes.