I have no problem using my fingers to play my bass yet never liked the feeling of my fingers playing the thinner strings of a guitar.
However to learn Stairway to Heaven it seems to be the way to go. Stairway..... is a song that I never bothered learning but I decided, recently, to give it a try. The online instruction videos suggest learning the chord structure first. On that basis the first chord is a shortened version of A minor at the fifth fret. My problem is that the high E string (playing an A note) slips into the crevice of the joint between the first and second 'bits' of my fretting index finger. And the note sounds muffled as a result. Barring from the A string to the E string at that position ends up with the second (B) string muffled.
I want the strings to ring out so would welcome any suggestions on how to achieve this. Thanks.
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