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post Jan 12 2009, 09:29 PM
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I'm learning how to play this song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYL_aMdKTQo

It forces you to do a 5 fret stretch while barring the second fret completely. I'm noticing that I can only truly bar the notes on the top strings, the other 4 are basically muted. This is very frustrating, as it is also painful.

Does anyone have any tips on how to make this work? I've been trying to roll my finger on its side a bit, but I just can't get it. I have long fingers, so it shouldn't be a problem but this is causing me much frustration.

The tab can be found at this link if anyone is interested:
http://forums.bluedistortion.com/viewtopic.php?t=4506

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post Jan 12 2009, 10:21 PM
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Well try to fret only those strings that you need for playing, other ones don't have to be barred at all right? As I could see that stretch is appearing a couple of times but only for a short (I think it's quarter note) interval of time. Also you don't have to barre the strings at all, maybe you can just fret bass string+treble string that has ringing notes.

Can you maybe post a video of you playing so we can see what the problem is?


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post Jan 12 2009, 10:35 PM
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Could be that your hand is not used to stretch so much.
For that you can try some stretching ex. like the ones that Rusty Cooley does in his clinics.
Frets 1 3 5 with fingers 2 3 4 in any string and without lifting one finger until the next pressed the string.
BE CAREFUL if you practice this and try it little by little.
Let me know if this helped you biggrin.gif



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post Jan 13 2009, 06:33 PM
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First, thanks for the tabs, this is Aphex Twin, he did this for piano, great song.

I recommend playing it in different position, it all depends how good is your technique. Also, in different position you might not get the strumming feel, so...

You don't have much choice here, I looked the tabs, guy did good transcription.


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post Jan 14 2009, 12:15 PM
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Hi Marshall

Try barring and doing 5 fret stretch higher up the neck first. When you get used to it , gradually come down to 2nd fret, and pain should go away as your fingers will get used to that stretch.

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post Jan 15 2009, 01:56 AM
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I tried to play this yesterday, it's really hard, I mean, the guy on the video is playing classical guitar with wide frets and he is still keeping good tone, and doing that crazy barre.


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post Jan 15 2009, 11:23 PM
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Its not easy play but its doable as I mentioned earlier - start higher and slowly bring it down by one fret. It might take you couple of days to have it in time , just be patient wink.gif


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post Feb 19 2009, 07:53 PM
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Thanks for all the responses. I've been practicing it and I have it mostly down. The notes are not quite as crystal clear in some spots that I'd like but I will continue practicing until it sounds perfect. Once again, thank you all for the great advice.


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post Feb 20 2009, 01:55 AM
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No prob mate, we're glad to help you. smile.gif


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