Originally Posted by Jeffy
Well for chords you can look them up inline or get a chord book. For fingering it's really up to the player. What's easiest to do while taking into consideration what the next note is so you don't have to much too much. You can also learn some tricks by looking for how-to's on youtube. Think of it as a cheat of sorts.
Hrmm i'm not expressing it well... I'm talking single note picking.
An indication of say... Index finger 5th fret. I find myselfmstarting a series of notes with my index finger, and then trying to twist my hand into a knot, where i wouldn't have if i had started with my ring finger.