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  • Power Cord Instruction in 30 Days to Guitar

    Posted by MMMURRAY on December 9, 2023 at 6:01 pm

    I just purchased a new guitar (Zager ZAD80CE) and started the 30 Days To Play Course again and it’s been going quite well until I got to the Power Cord instruction. In week 2 on the subject of Power Cords Tony stated “This is an easy cord to have fun with.” For some reason I cannot get my ring finger to play smoothly on the A string. I’ve tried different ways to ways to hold my hand and grip the neck but nothing seems to work. Any suggestions?

    MMMURRAY replied 5 months, 3 weeks ago 3 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Loraine

    Member
    December 10, 2023 at 10:51 am

    @MMMURRAY Congrats on the new guitar. I’ve heard good things about the Zagers. As for Poeer Chirds, Tony teaches the 3 nite version if Poeer Chirds. I’ve always used thr 2 note version, e hich consists of the 2 lowest strings. Its okay to simply do the 2 finger way

  • MMMURRAY

    Member
    December 10, 2023 at 7:56 pm

    Thanks, I’ll try that.

    • Loraine

      Member
      December 10, 2023 at 8:46 pm

      @MMMURRAY Just reread my post and had to laugh at all the typos. When I use my phone, all bets are off on what gets typed in or not typed in. Anyway, meant to say Power Chords, not Poeer Chirds; that Tony teaches the 3-chord version of power chords, not the 3 nite version; and the last 2-3 mistakes are easily read. Sorry about that.

      Btw, to answer a post and to make sure the person receives notification of a response, either click the backwards arrow within their post; to the right of their name; or to doubly make sure they receive notification, address the post to them by typing in an ampersand @ and their screen name, such as @Loraine. Wait for the window to drop down after typing this in and click on the correct name. Somtimes you have to do a space and then backspace in order for the dropdown menu to appear (not sure why). Anyway, welcome back. 🙂

  • MMMURRAY

    Member
    December 11, 2023 at 7:48 am

    I understand. My phone also has that problem. What exactly are the 2 strings and on what frets?

    • Brad38

      Member
      December 18, 2023 at 12:11 pm

      @MMMURRAY

      I’m having the very same problem. My pinkey and ring finger will not stretch down 2 frets. I’m 85 and the fingers don’t want to work like that. If you find the secret, let me know.

      • This reply was modified 5 months, 3 weeks ago by  Brad38.
      • MMMURRAY

        Member
        December 20, 2023 at 10:48 am

        Not into my 80’s yet but not far behind you. I just followed what Loraine suggested and used my index and pinky on the E, 5ht fret and A, 7th fret to do it. It’s better than nothing. One of the things that I like about Tony’s instructions is that he’s open to letting you adapt to a whatever works approach. And at this stage in my life I’m not about getting my fingers to do the impossible. Good luck.

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