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Adjacent String question (Led Zep Nobodys Fault But Mine)

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Steve Harris Is, Oct 16, 2005.


  1. Steve Harris Is

    Steve Harris Is

    Jul 4, 2005
    Being relatively new, I find one thing I struggle with is playing notes in rapid succession that rest on adjacent strings in same fret. This has surfaced in learning "Nobodys Fault But Mine" by Zep in the riff:

    G--------------------------------
    D--------------------------------
    A-------5---5----5--7-----------
    E--------5-5--5-5--------------- (might be a little off)

    What I am trying to do is almost bar the 5th fret and "roll" my finger over but I have yet to master this technique. Any thoughts on ideas on how others might play this?
     
  2. Don't bar it, in this case you're probably better off using one finger per string. For example you could use your index finger on the 5th fret of the E string, middle on 5th fret of the A string, and pinky on the 7th freth.
     
  3. AGCurry

    AGCurry

    Jun 29, 2005
    Kansas City
    I agree with Nicoli.
     
  4. seanlava

    seanlava

    Apr 14, 2005
    you might also want to consider playing the A as an open string, rather than on the fifth fret of the E string. This fingering would allow the 16th notes of this phrase to flow smoother.
     
  5. 60hz

    60hz

    Oct 7, 2005
    Yeah, the tab is wrong.
     
  6. Lyle Caldwell

    Lyle Caldwell

    Sep 7, 2004
    Memphis
    And you'll want to slightly bend the Ds in that riff.
     
  7. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    Much simpler and sounds better just using the open A string.
     
  8. Steve Harris Is

    Steve Harris Is

    Jul 4, 2005

    I am going to give that a shot, seems like it would be easier. Thanks!
     
  9. yeah, I play it using the open A.

    also the opening riff (the E-D, B-A G E pull-off riff) to me sounds smoother played at the 2nd fret using open D and A strings.

    have to watch the live Zep vid to catch how JPJ plays it.