Power Chord and Bent Wrist?


jkcareer101
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jkcareer101
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12/01/2023 12:34 am

Does anyone have any tips on how to keep your wrist straight while power chords? I can play power chord songs just fine (such as Nirvana's About a Girl and Blur's Song 2), but my wrist is bent little too much and I can feel the strain on my wrist.


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cecilsmith682
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cecilsmith682
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06/14/2024 7:30 am

The simple answer is “don’t bend your wrist.” Easier said than done.


Wrap your thumb around the top of the neck if you can, that helps me play with a straight wrist. Maybe your fingers aren’t able to do this, so you can cheat a little.


Play power chords with your index and pinky only - pinky frets then 5 and octave. Don’t play with one finger on each note.


Play E form barre chords using the A-e strings only.


Basically if you have to hold your wrist like that to play it, rearrange something. Either rearrange your fingers or transpose the chord if possible.


 


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