Guitarists with Unique Fingering

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  1. the_unwise

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    Mark Holcomb has always been interesting to me. They use a variety of different tunings and Mark has never shied away from making full-use of his abnormally long fingers. Watching videos of him with some of those chord shapes makes my fingers hurt just looking at it.
     
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    I'm ashamed to say I'd never heard of "Thumbs Carlise".
     
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    don't take it personally dude
     
  4. Bob Womack

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    It never occurred to me to take it personally,

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    dude.

    I just thought it was hilarious.

    Bob
     
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    Allan Holdsworth.
     
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    For D, JT plays index finger on 1st string 2nd fret, ring finger on 2nd string 3rd fret and middle finger on 3rd string 2nd fret.

    He also uses similar fingering for A: all on 2nd fret - index on 2nd string, ring on 3rd string and middle on 4th fret.
     
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    Willie Adler from Lamb of God.

    Chris Poland

    Doug Aldrich


    More odd or extreme hand positioning than fingering, but they each have unique left hands.
     
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    That's just whack. Even my yoga instructor agrees.
     
  9. Trebor Renkluaf

    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Silver Supporting Member

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    Beat me to it. Octopus fingers.
     
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    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Silver Supporting Member

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    Just discovered this guy a few minutes ago - WOW!
    Manuel Gardner Fernandes

     
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    GGinMP Silver Supporting Member

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    Curtis Mayfield tuned his guitar like the black keys of a piano [F#–A#–C#–F#–A#–F#,low to high] so all of his fingerings were unconventional.
     
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    Thank You!

     
  14. bluesjunior

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    Basically just another open G tuning, the 2-3-4 strings are still in standard for soloing etc. Interesting, I will likely try it out on my resonator guitar later on.
     
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    THE MOST might be JEFF BECK
     
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    Steve Howe always seemed to have unusual technique.
     
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    That would be a tough accident to overcome, it’s good to hear that where there’s a will, there’s a way.
     
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