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Post by art&lutherie » March 8th, 2006, 6:50 am

Just wondering the easiest way to finger the F#7 David has it as 023442 but I can't help but mute the high E when I sort of mini barre it.
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Post by slejhamer » March 8th, 2006, 7:32 am

David must have an incredibly flexible index finger. ;)

To play the F#7 the way he has it, try using your thumb for the F# on the low E string, rather than a barre.

Or, you can just play F# for the full measure as he says in the text.

If you really want the F#7 try this way:
EADGBe
242322

This fingering is very easy to change to F#, but the E note is on the 4th string instead of the 1st so the voicing is a little different.
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Post by dhodge » March 8th, 2006, 7:55 am

slejhamer wrote:David must have an incredibly flexible index finger. ;)
Don't I wish! :wink:

Slejhamer is right in advising on using the thumb to get the F# on the F#7 (244320). That's what I do. When doing the full F#, I will sometimes do a regular fulle barre, but just as often as not, I will instead use the same fingering for the F#7 (with the thumb on the low E (sixth) string) and just flatten out the index finger to get the notes on both the first and second strings.

I should have made a mention of this in the lesson text. Sorry about that.

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Post by Misanthrope » March 8th, 2006, 8:03 am

Personally I use either 242322 or 242352 depending on how much emphasis I want on the 7th note... quite often adding the E note on the B string after a couple of strums without (both for effect and ease of fingering). I've never been able to do the F-shape-with-the-thumb thing that everyone else on the entire planet seems to use :)

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Post by art&lutherie » March 8th, 2006, 9:02 am

ChordsAndScales.co.uk wrote: I've never been able to do the F-shape-with-the-thumb thing that everyone else on the entire planet seems to use :)

Just for ref:

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Thanks guys I always forget about wrapping the thumb. I have fat short fingers so unless its Gm or something like that it's almost impossible for me. :oops:
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Post by art&lutherie » March 8th, 2006, 9:07 am

dhodge wrote:
slejhamer wrote:David must have an incredibly flexible index finger. ;)
Don't I wish! :wink:



I should have made a mention of this in the lesson text. Sorry about that.

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David don't be so hard on yourself :P In a project of this magnatude some information is bound to be missing/incorrect,besides with these forums we can figure anything out, once again thank you!
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Post by slejhamer » March 8th, 2006, 10:18 am

ChordsAndScales.co.uk wrote:Personally I use ... or 242352
Good one! Picks up the E note in the higher octave and is relatively easy to fret if you have trouble with the thumb technique. 8)
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