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post Oct 11 2007, 04:02 PM
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Hi there!

Are there any lessons at GMC.net especially designed to learn barrees?

I´ve got very big problems with those kinds of grasps, as my indexfinger doesn´t press all strings evenly. Some strings are always stummed, so they don´t give the sound, I expect them to give.

This is quite unproblematic, when I press "regular" barree-grasps as F or B, because here two or three strings are pressed by other fingers than the indexfinger. So it´s quite easy to press the remaining 3 or 4 strings with the indexfinger in barree. But when I play advanced chords, where it is nessecary to press each and every string with the barree-indexfinger, some strings, especially the D- and G-string,
are stummed and not pressed sufficiently.
I am able to solve this problem by pressing the indexfinger very very hard on the strings, but I´m afraid, this is not the very best way to solve this problem, not least as this very hard pressure normaly leads into cramp after a while...

Anyone out there having an idea, how to solve my barree-problem?
Hope so!

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post Oct 11 2007, 04:07 PM
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For Kris's 101 video on barre chords go here

Once you've tried out this lesson- why not type "barre" into the quick search bar on the main page?

Good luck chording!

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EDIT: changed luch to luck

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post Oct 11 2007, 04:55 PM
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Hi hoppe,
I agree with DeepRoots.
Also, don't be afraid. Mastering barre requires some time.


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post Oct 11 2007, 05:38 PM
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O.K., if it´s a problem, everybody has at the beginning, anything is O.K. for me...

I thought, there would be something wrong with my indexfinger... laugh.gif really did...

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post Oct 12 2007, 01:31 PM
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Make sure your index finger is straight.

Sometimes, people tend to use thumb side of the index finger, but you should avoid that.

The center of your finger has more flesh to press the strings.


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post Oct 12 2007, 05:28 PM
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QUOTE (Kosei Kubota @ Oct 12 2007, 02:31 PM) *
Make sure your index finger is straight.

Sometimes, people tend to use thumb side of the index finger, but you should avoid that.

The center of your finger has more flesh to press the strings.

Hmmm...
If I remeber this right, this contradicts an earlier video from Kris http://www2.guitarmasterclass.net/beginner...arre-chords.htm.
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post Oct 13 2007, 12:25 PM
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QUOTE (blindwillie @ Oct 12 2007, 12:28 PM) *
Hmmm...
If I remeber this right, this contradicts an earlier video from Kris http://www2.guitarmasterclass.net/beginner...arre-chords.htm.
Who is right and who is wrong? Fight it out guys biggrin.gif


Oh,no! ohmy.gif

I should have checked Kris's advice!
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post Oct 13 2007, 05:48 PM
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Well perhaps both guys are right - when I play classical I use a much straighter and flatter barre position and when I play electric I use thumb side of finger for sure. I think it works better on each that way due to the different fretboard width and also string texture and tautness. (is tautness a word?? tongue.gif )


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post Oct 16 2007, 09:24 AM
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QUOTE (PlayAllDay @ Oct 13 2007, 12:48 PM) *
Well perhaps both guys are right - when I play classical I use a much straighter and flatter barre position and when I play electric I use thumb side of finger for sure. I think it works better on each that way due to the different fretboard width and also string texture and tautness. (is tautness a word?? tongue.gif )


Well said!
That's exactly what I thought.
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