Few questions came up when I reached the chapter power chords of a famous well known beginner guitar book:
- The book teaches alternate picking on single notes when playing 8th notes. How do I pick when there are two 8th notes at the same beat such as a power chords or chords in a blues shuffle? Do I play down down or down up?
- The book tougth me how to play 1st and 2nd fret position without any tabs so far. Suddenly there are notes on higher fret positions shown with tabs such above power chords. It did not teach how to play the "normal" symbol notes on higher frets as it did with the 1st /2nd position. Do people use more commonly tabs for reading notes on these frets? A chromatic scale is introduced few pages later, but the scale appears overwhelming as beginner. What would be a beginner friendly chapter/topic to learn if I want to learn how to play notes on higher frets?