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B2-1205 Enter Sandman riff
« on: April 12, 2020, 11:19:09 am »
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Re: B2-1205 Enter Sandman riff
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2020, 06:14:28 pm »
Hey guys-does anyone else have an issue with their 4th finger muting the D string when playing the intro riff the way Justin teaches it? No matter what I do I cannot get that finger to arch sufficiently not to mute that string. I even checked out James Hetfield's fingering and can't for the life of me work out how to do maintain that hand position. I think this is an issue of hand position rather then finger strength because that finger is fine for other chords. It does angle into the rest of my hand so perhaps it's a genetic problem? Thoughts?

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Re: B2-1205 Enter Sandman riff
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2020, 06:36:10 pm »
Where are you placing your thumb. Try sliding it to the middle or below the center
of the neck. This will push your hand forward more and give you more arch on your
pinky.
Can you take a picture it will help to see yor hand and finger positioning

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Re: B2-1205 Enter Sandman riff
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2020, 08:39:32 pm »
Hi  - tried taking a photo but couldn't manage a decent one. However, did as you suggested and seemed to help. Is it normal that the 3rd finger bend the string slightly away from the 4th string? Because I find myself doing that but perhaps I'm subconsciously doing it to avoid muting it by accidentally?

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Re: B2-1205 Enter Sandman riff
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2020, 09:00:02 pm »
As long as your not pushing the string sharp it not a oroblem.
But you should really try and place your finger squarely down on the string.

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Re: B2-1205 Enter Sandman riff
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2020, 09:27:19 pm »
Sure, noted. So, like many things, I guess just careful practice and positioning of my hand is required.

Would it be possible for you to post a picture of how far forward you would say your fretting hand needs to be pushed in order to get the necessry leverage? I'm wary of overdoing it and developing a bad habit.

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Re: B2-1205 Enter Sandman riff
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2020, 10:35:36 pm »
This will help more than a picture. Take a good look at the angle of James Hetfield's guitar.
See how the neck of his guitar is even with his elbow and on an angle so his arm and wrist
being straight.
This put his hand in a comfortable position.





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Re: B2-1205 Enter Sandman riff
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2020, 08:22:58 am »
Different song but again check out the angle of all three guitarist. One thing I learnt from the experienced guys (n gals) here years ago, get that neck up !!  8)






Even just slightly raised can make a difference to the fretting hand angle and comfort



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