I usually play standing and the guitar body is somewhere around my belt. For power chords, I use the index finger and pinky, but some chords I play with the ring one.
In every tutorial, teachers show power chords this way:
But I just can't play this way standing: I feel no control if the neck doesn't lay on my palm or pinky finger. I like moving a lot while playing. There're two positions is ok for me, but I don't know is they ok and which is better:
- It allows me to keep the wrist straight. Thumb over the neck. The neck lays on palm - imgur-link-1
- The wrist is bend. The thumb is above the neck. The neck lays on the pinky finger - imgur-link-2
I like my wrist to be straight and I like when the neck lays on the palm or pinky finger. Should I avoid this contact? I fell that this allows me to control the guitar better while jumping around with it.
Also: Is it ok to mute A and top E strings with my middle finger simultaneously while I’m playing F5 chord? Or should I better mute A string with the middle finger and E string with my thumb(guess it depends on the thumb position)?
I apologize for my bad English.