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JessicaM
04-27-2016, 02:02 PM
I know it doesn't really matter, but are there reasons to play the standard e chord with the pinkie instead of the ring finger?

2041 (I'm talking about the 4th fret on the 3rd string)

Will my ring finger be busy doing other things as I learn more complex stuff? Ring finger is more comfortable -- but probably just because my pinkie is weak & of course that could be fixed ;)

Brad Bordessa
04-27-2016, 03:36 PM
Pinky makes more sense for that shape. Good practice.

Just FYI, usually the numbers go backwards from what you wrote: 1402.

coolkayaker1
04-27-2016, 05:28 PM
http://youtu.be/Wkz-mLK6fsQ

PhilUSAFRet
04-28-2016, 01:00 AM
Great stuff Kayaker, my new D chord fingering. Thanks for sharing.

JessicaM
04-28-2016, 01:43 AM
Just FYI, usually the numbers go backwards from what you wrote: 1402.

Ok! I wasn't sure -- that's why I added the note. Good to know for next time.

JessicaM
04-28-2016, 01:55 AM
http://youtu.be/Wkz-mLK6fsQ

Thanks. He doesn't really say why to use the pinkie finger though (except that it's less of a stretch). But if the stretch is comfortable with the ring finger, maybe there's no reason not to do it.

Croaky Keith
04-28-2016, 02:03 AM
Not that I play it much, but I barre the 4th frets & pinky on the 7th A string. :)

http://ukulelehunt.com/2009/04/22/e-chord-ukulele/

JessicaM
04-28-2016, 03:06 AM
Hmm...I think I might not have asked my question clearly.

I'm not having trouble playing an open E. I prefer to play the C string, 4th fret with my ring finger. Any reason not to? It seems pinkie is more standard.

deschutestrout
04-28-2016, 03:38 AM
Not that I play it much, but I barre the 4th frets & pinky on the 7th A string. :)

http://ukulelehunt.com/2009/04/22/e-chord-ukulele/

Yep. That's how I play an E.

Croaky Keith
04-28-2016, 03:51 AM
I prefer to play the C string, 4th fret with my ring finger. Any reason not to? It seems pinkie is more standard.

There are no hard & fast rules, go with what works for you. :)

Choirguy
04-28-2016, 12:27 PM
Is Petey on UU? I enjoy his videos, and I love that he brings his own personality to them. You can tell he is a creative, intelligent, wacky sort of fellow--and one heck of a player and a excellent teacher.

ukulelego
04-28-2016, 01:11 PM
You've got to go with what's natural for you. As long as you can get it down and comfortably move to the next chord you're good to go.