I wasn't sure if this post would be seen in the slide thread so I decided to create a new one. Please keep in mind that I know nothing at all about theory, or the technical aspects of playing. I am a complete moron when it comes to that stuff. I am finally making an proper effort to learn slide, and am currently going through an Andy Alerdot course. In it he discussed Open E tuning and talks about the I-IV-V chords. Now obviously the I is an E chord with all strings strummed open. The IV is an A chord and he shows it being played with the middle finger on second fret of the fifth string and the first finger on the first fret of the third string (he also says that if you want a more straightforward A chord you would add your third finger on the second fret of the second string). The V chord is a B chord and he shows it being played with the middle finger on the second fret of the fourth string and the first finger on the first fret of the third string (he also mentions that you can play the B chord by placing your ring finger on the third fret of the first string). Now I get why he is saying this, because everything is nice and compact and you can switch chords simply by moving the middle finger down one string (or up if you are going from the B to the A). If you use the three finger versions you would need to move two fingers. Obviously anyone playing with the slide on their ring finger would need to use the two finger versions of those chords, or use their pinky in place of the ring finger in the three finger versions. But since this is Open E tuning you can form major chords simply by barring at any fret. So considering that, would it not be easier to play the I-IV-V progression by playing everything open, barring at the fifth fret, and barring at the seventh fret? Or would you choose to barre when not playing anything else with the slide, and use Andy's method when you had other stuff to play with the slide in and around the first couple of frets? Or am I just being a complete idiot here?