# what fingering should i use here?

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 BodomBeachTerror 4 Jul 2008 19:38 | Quote Joined: 27 May 2008Canada Lessons: 2Licks: 1Karma: 25 ``` e|-15-14-12---------15-14-12---------15-14-12-----------| B|----------15b(17)----------15b(17)----------15b(17)---| G|------------------------------------------------------| D|------------------------------------------------------| A|------------------------------------------------------| E|------------------------------------------------------|``` right now im using my ring finger for the 15, middle finger for 14, pointy finger for 12, and ring finger for the bent note.. it doesnt work very well... but i cant figure out anything easier
 GuitarBoy666 4 Jul 2008 23:53 | Quote Joined: 20 Dec 2007Canada Karma: 2 I would actually just use that. I always use the first 3 fingers when I play up at the hihger part of the neck (12th fret and up) Though you could try it: 15= 4th 14= 3rd 12= 2nd Bend= 3rd But I am more comfortable with how you do it.
 BodomBeachTerror 5 Jul 2008 01:27 | Quote Joined: 27 May 2008Canada Lessons: 2Licks: 1Karma: 25 yeah, its kinda hard to get my finger back the the E string after the bend tho
 GuitarBoy666 5 Jul 2008 11:48 | Quote Joined: 20 Dec 2007Canada Karma: 2 Okay, well then: After you bend use your 4th finger to hit the 15. Ring = 14 Pointer = 12 Maybe that would be better. Or: When you do the bend with your 3rd finger; put your finger on the first and second strings. This is hard to explain, but I'm trying lol. Kay you know when you do arpeggios when your sweeping? And if there is an arpeggio where you have to play the same fret on two strings? Well you "roll" your finger there, to get to the other string. So what I'm saying is when you do the bend, when you finish it, "roll" your finger back to the E string. Does that make any sense? If it doesn't I can just make you a video describing it.
 BodomBeachTerror 5 Jul 2008 13:06 | Quote Joined: 27 May 2008Canada Lessons: 2Licks: 1Karma: 25 yeah, thats kinda wut i do.. cept when i roll it the part between my middle knuckles hits the strings.. maybe what i just said didnt make sense
 GuitarBoy666 5 Jul 2008 13:14 | Quote Joined: 20 Dec 2007Canada Karma: 2 Try to just use the first part of yer finger, like before that first knuckle/line
 goatrider 7 Jul 2008 20:22 | Quote Joined: 07 Jul 2008United States Karma i would use my middle finger on the bend. it may be a further reach since you have to fret the e string 12th with your index finger first, just reach quickly with middle finger to the bend, as you bend up you will automatically make room for your ring finger to fret the 15th e string again. if you then have strength trouble (bending the 15th to 17th) because of the awkward positioning, quickly move your index down to the same string and help bend it along with your middle finger. i tried it and i ended up having trouble bending so i used my index to help. something else you may have trouble with (as did i) is the release from the bend. since you have to immediately release and follow your ring finger on the e 17th with the middle finger 15th, that doesnt give you much time to release and silence the bend and the string itself from resonating while open. smooth and swift my friend!
 GuitarJoe 8 Jul 2008 00:25 | Quote Joined: 19 Jun 2008United States Karma: 4 If tht doesn't work, try using pinkie for 15, ring for 14, index for 12 and ring + middle for the bend, and you'll have room for to fret the 15 on e like goat rider said (only with pinkie instead of middle)
 Veqq 8 Jul 2008 02:26 | Quote Joined: 18 May 2008United States Lessons: 2Licks: 5Karma: 1 You could play the 10th fret on the E string instead of the 15 on the B. That way you are bending with your pointer finger.