Topic: Alternate fingerings for open C and D?
Hey gang, I was wondering how many of you use (and how often you use) alternate fingerings for the open C and D chords. By that I mean using fingers 2-4 instead of 1-3.
I can see where they could be useful, but I've never seen it in videos or heard of it being taught.
Reason i ask is because I recently encountered a song which called for an Emaj7, and to get the right tonality it was a Cmaj7 shape barred on fret 4. Not exactly the same (because I can reach the A and D strings with fingers 2 and 3 while barring), but thinking about that it made me think about the possibilities for the full C shape all the way up the neck.
The D wouldn't be a full barre necessarily; you only need to fret the D string two above where the G is fretted. Again, rare (I guess), but it would work.