Playing higher frets


shaff1011
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shaff1011
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04/12/2023 1:41 pm

Should i be using one finger per fret in the high frets?  Or should I be sliding up and down the strings?  Things are getting tight down there.


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ChristopherSchlegel
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ChristopherSchlegel
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04/12/2023 3:41 pm
#1 Originally Posted by: shaff1011

Should i be using one finger per fret in the high frets?  Or should I be sliding up and down the strings?  Things are getting tight down there.

In principle you should play a musical passage in the most efficient way possible.  That's usually one finger per fret as a default setting.  But there are certainly times when it's better to use a different fingering.  In the upper frets I typically move to my first 3 fingers on certain passages, especially if there is a bend or vibrato.  I discuss this topic in this video on major scale patterns.


https://www.guitartricks.com/lesson/14294


Hope that helps!


 


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