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How big of a problem is, if I put my fingers not in the suggested order? At the C and Dm chords I find it much easier to lay them down in reverse order. (3rd, 2nd, 1st)
I know that the ultimate goal is putting them down at the same time, but until I reach that, I prefer this method.
To play songs and be proficient with chord changes at tempo, your long term aim will be simultaneous finger placement. There are steps along the way and one of those is naturally sequential placement of fingers. Justin suggests 1, 2, 3. There are other combinations as you have found. None is right / better necessarily in an absolute sense. Your ultimate aim is eventually moving away from sequential placement.
To get there, developing finger independence and avoiding the hard-wiring of one and one only sequential landing of fingers, I suggest this practice tip to do in small chunks of time.
Form the chords you mention (C and Dm) go between placing the fingers down sequentially but in alternating orders.
1, 2, 3
3, 2, 1
2, 1, 3
2, 3, 1
or whatever combination you can think of.
It helps to train finger independence and will help to the ultimate aim of simultaneous placement.
Hope that helps.
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