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cebuguitarist
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I have trouble making bar chords. For example, when I make F#minor chord, G is never down all the way. I have a takamine by jasmine acoustic too, is there anyway to build up my strength?

i want to be the next greatest rockstar. First, I need help.


   
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dcarroll
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The strength will come with time, usually takes a couple months play barre chords. The one piece advice that I will give you is try to keep the finger that is doing the barre flat. You want to use the bony parts of your finger to fret.

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cebuguitarist
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what does tippin the neck mean when u make a bar chord?

i want to be the next greatest rockstar. First, I need help.


   
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ct22
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ya i have same problem with barre chord just started it, very few times i can play it i noticed. So few months so i hear? does that include same to switch in between chords easy as well?


   
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cebuguitarist
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switching chords is pretty easy for me. its just that my guitar has high tension or action or somethin.

i want to be the next greatest rockstar. First, I need help.


   
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hummerlein
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Try pulling with your back instead of your arms. It is possible to get a clean barre chord with your thumb completely off of the neck (although you wouldn't play it like that normally...it's just to show that you don't need a squeezing action)


   
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