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i just came across this thread, because i was looking for good figerings for Vipers Dream.
I have to say that I am a beginner and at the moment i like to practice slow and mid tempo songs.
Vipers dream is really a nice tune to practice with.
However, I am still searching for some the other chord fingerings not shown in the diagrams here to sound good with the song.
Can anyone help out?
@DarkoDeeflat If you are looking for simpler shapes, you might try these
F7 - 8x78xx (easiest) or (x8786x)
Eb7 - 6x56xx (x6564x)
D7 - 5x45xx (x5453x)
G7 - 3234xx
Dm7 - 5x356x
For the C major, a C6/9 shape that is similar to a beginner cowboy chord you might know is:
G can be G6/9 played nearly the same way:
For Am, you can play Am6 similar to the simplified D7 above:
Any of the other chords in the intro can be transposed from the shapes above. Hope that is helpful to you.
Thanks so much!
I will try with these fingerings and practice away.
"beginner cowboy chord" ... 😁
I was playing with these fingerings and its interesting to see how they work. ( The chords in the diagram sound a bit more colourful though, but harder to play )
What would you recommend for the plain F chord?
Yes, the full chords will have more color and a bigger sound. When practicing by yourself, they may be more enjoyable to play. I encourage you to continue to try to make the "thumb chord" shapes in the diagram work for you. That said, some of these simpler shapes might be preferred when playing with a soloist. Many rhythm players avoid playing some of the notes on the higher strings to give that range to their soloists.
If you can't play the first shapes in the bottom left of Jack's diagram (the G6/9) shifted down 2 frets with the thumb on the 1st fret (133233), you have a few options.
You could play the standard F barre chord -
133211 or just 1332xx
You could play the first inversion of F -
5x35xx or 5x356 (this is the same Dm7 shape I mentioned above-note the D is not fretted so it is just F-A-C)
You could play F6/9 with the root on the 5th string -
or 887788 using your middle finger for the double stop on the 6 & 5th string
or 8x7788 omitting the root