There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
I'm playing The Smiths - There Is a Light That Never Goes Out, and having some trouble with fingering
For reference, here is the tab... (ignore the capo 4th fret thing, that's not meant to be there)...
It's all fine until I get to the F# to E jump, such as between bars 5-6.
Right now I'm playing frets 2-4 with my whole hand, and trying to play both F# and E on the second fret with my index finger, kind of as a bar chord (not sure how to explain this better).
But a lot of the time I can't really get a good clear sound from the E, it's usually muffled or buzzy
Would be interested to know how others would go about playing this... Is the bar the right approach, or maybe shifting the tip of my index finger to the D string?
I just listened to the song and I see what you mean. I would play the F# on the E string by hooking my thumb over. That makes it much easier to cleanly fret the E and B notes on the D and A strings respectively using the first finger.
Hope that makes sense!
I'd try anything before wrapping my thumb over the top.
It is just something for the OP to try. He might find that it works well. If not, try something else.
Play the E on the D string with your middle finger, then back to index - pinky - index for the 2-4-2 on the A string.
Index on the F#, Ring on the E and back at the Pinky/index for the 2-4-2 thing. this require to move the hand a little more but I find it very confortable
indez for both F# and E but it require to be faster and probably the one I would use while reading the music for the first time
^ you find ring on the E more comfortable?
You and I have very different hands!
I prefer index for both, but I tend to opt for a more Double Bass fingering approch. Middle finger on the E seems pretty fine too.
Try to play the A on E string 5th fret with your pinky too, it will sound better.
Ya, doesn't make a difference as long as you play it.
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