technical_004

technical_004

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once i learned how to play the power chord

i could play anything.

total liberation.

E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
G |----------------------------|
D |---4------------------------|
A |---2------------------------|
E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
F#|----------------------------|

index finger plays fret 2

pinky finger plays 4

i can also swap out the pinky with the ring finger

if it is too hard

start with index finger:

E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
G |----------------------------|
D |----------------------------|
A |---2------------------------|
E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
F#|----------------------------|

and then only play the pinky note:

E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
G |----------------------------|
D |---4------------------------|
A |----------------------------|
E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
F#|----------------------------|

and now add them both in again:

E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
G |----------------------------|
D |---4------------------------|
A |---2------------------------|
E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
F#|----------------------------|

practice the 4th fret with the ring finger also. swap between the two.

i like pinky better.

i played like this for many years.

now time to make it a 3 finger power chord:

E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
G |---4------------------------|
D |---4------------------------|
A |---2------------------------|
E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
F#|----------------------------|

this is index + ring + pinky

harder

fuller chord

same process as before

first finger only:

E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
G |----------------------------|
D |----------------------------|
A |---2------------------------|
E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
F#|----------------------------|

ring:

E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
G |----------------------------|
D |---4------------------------|
A |----------------------------|
E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
F#|----------------------------|

pinky:

E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
G |---4------------------------|
D |----------------------------|
A |----------------------------|
E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
F#|----------------------------|

now do 2 fingers at a time:

index + ring:

E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
G |----------------------------|
D |---4------------------------|
A |---2------------------------|
E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
F#|----------------------------|

index + pinky

E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
G |---4------------------------|
D |----------------------------|
A |---2------------------------|
E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
F#|----------------------------|

ring + pinky:

E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
G |---4------------------------|
D |---4------------------------|
A |----------------------------|
E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
F#|----------------------------|

it is all a matter of breaking things down to their simply parts.

there is no such thing as complexity

without underlying simple mechanisms.

though this is a rudimentary power chord

it has with it underlying primordial processes of practice

to break thing down

and that is sacred.

and important.

to cultivative this skill of breaking thing down or isolating

questions and feedback: if you have any questions, or need clarification on anything, or want to see something more, please email me dark@dark.co. i am always looking to help out and for ways to develop this further. this is a constantly growing brain, and i would love to build it with you. to chase reality together.