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Re: Barre chords again sorry
5/8/2001 5:28 AM
Charles Gacsi (42523) wrote:
William was right on target. In playing any chord there are technical exercises you can use to assist your playing. If you place your little finger any place than on the guitar or over the guitar, you need to learn some different methods of playing and attack.
Besides, using full barre chords isn't really necessary for making different chords. If you like the sound then use it. If your having difficulty then learn other ways to make the same chord. Normal chords like C, F, G, D ect really only require 3 different notes to complete the chord. If you add a 4th note to a basic chord, like above, you are repeating a tone. If you try to use all 6 strings everytime you will be repeating some of the same notes, just higher or lower, two or three times. A thousand C's or a thousand E's or a thousand G's do not change the chord. It still remains the same. Many jazz players use 3 note chords, sometimes they call this partial chords. In reality they are using the tones which sound in the upper register. Sometimes we have passing chords. More on that later. Once you learn other fingerings, attack. If your thumb hurts, take it off of the back of the neck of the guitar. That will make you attack with the fingers which will then do the work in making the chord. Heavy guage strings are not always necessary.
Men normally have larger muscles and have the potential for more force. Force is not the key in playing the guitar. Good luck. Charlie