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Learn Marty Friedman's spider powerchord shape

Marty Friedman
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Guitar lessons: (opens in new tab)Marty Friedman (opens in new tab)'s preferred 'spider' fingering for powerchords, uses four fingers to allows him to play faster and cleaner chord changes. 

The first/third finger shape is the obvious fingering, but if you add in a second/fourth finger shape you can cross the strings and cover the fretboard swiftly. 

Try alternating between the two shapes shown here, paying close attention to the fingering; as you gain confidence, try moving up and down the neck.

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