I have a seemingly simple question that is driving me nuts. I’m trying to record a simple 8th note chugga chugga rhytm part with the chords C5 - Ab5 - F5. Nothing revolutionary.
There are two obvious options to fret this (see attached tab). Both are quite prone to unwanted noises when we move from the C to the Ab power chord, and when we move back from F to C.
Option A has the problem that I have to quickly lift the fingers in the transition between m2 and m3, this crates little fret noises even if I’m super careful (and playing super careful is not fun )
Option B has the problem that we have to slide back from fret 8 to 4 between m6 and m7. This means that it’s almost impossible to sound properly the last “8” of the C chord.
Both options present similar (in fact more severe) issues when we move back from the F chord to C, since the distances involved are even bigger.
Is there some other option I am missing? Should I just accept that the guitar is a noisy instrument? Am I just a lousy rhythm player? Thanks in advance for your input
EDIT: One slight variation I found is to play Option A using fingers 2 and 4 for the C and 1,3 for the Ab and F. I guess in principle it works but feels mega awkward.