I can't play guitar

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Re: I can't play guitar

Post by Mystery2me » April 18th, 2017, 2:00 pm

I just had my guitar instructor show me how he does the A chord with just his pointer finger His finger end flexes back enough he can bar the three strings with the one finger and still leave the the upper E ring. My finger doesn't do that but what I do for A is stack my fingers as 213 instead of 123. Gives me the room I need. Be creative


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Re: I can't play guitar

Post by anthony.lane01 » October 21st, 2017, 9:18 am

In playing the guitar, one should always take one lesson at a time. Guitar playing requires repetition and there is no sense in hurrying the learning process. One should feel the notes through his soul and through his heart and become one with the guitar.

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Re: I can't play guitar

Post by MinorKey » October 21st, 2017, 10:18 am

I wonder how the OP got on...
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Re: I can't play guitar

Post by DanaMammothor » November 12th, 2017, 9:02 am

you will get there man!! you just have to keep at it! Ive been teaching for several years and have seen many people overcome tons of things. At first you hands will feel like they are not helping you at all but eventually with practice they will almost seem to be on auto pilot . Also if you are having trouble with a A chord in open position (which i have seen a lot of beginners struggle with) try the A chord higher up the neck at the fifth fret standard major shape might be easier to get it to work. when learning new chord shapes always pluck through the chord so you make sure all notes are ringing out clearly.

Best of luck man keep at it!
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