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  • Barre chords

    Posted by Dirk_R on November 4, 2021 at 7:34 pm

    Well, I have been working on a song that requires the F#m and the G#m barre chords and I was getting frustrated with the barre chords so today I started out my practice with an alternate song, and tried it and low and behold the version that the lesson was in required an F#m barre chord so I said to myself, OK I will grin and bear the bar chord. It was from a lesson on stand by me in the key of A using 1,6,4, and 5. Any way the small win was I played the F#m chord clean the first time I strummed it today.

    It did not hit me right away because I was concentrating on the transition. I had been working for several days on the previous song and just was not flowing. I was beginning to think I would not be able to play songs that required barre chords, hmmm, may get to rethink that

    Marty73 replied 2 years, 5 months ago 6 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Loraine

    November 4, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    That’s a truly awesome win @Dirk_R ! Keep up the great work!

  • SoCal_Ian

    November 5, 2021 at 9:04 am

    You’ve learned a valuable lesson there @Dirk_R as I’ve found as well. Concentrating “too much” can cause the brain and the body to go out of synch. The same is true if you have a “death grip” on the neck. Nope, the guitar is a relaxed instrument and you should try to be relaxed when you play it. Not paying attention to where you have to put down the fingers will, after a bit of slow and concentrated practice, come naturally if you let the body do the leading and leave the mind out of it. I don’t know if that’s true for everyone but it certainly works for me (and you too it sounds like)!

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  SoCal_Ian.
  • Bill_Brown

    November 5, 2021 at 9:06 am


  • stevieblues

    November 5, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    Congratulations on your barre chord win Dirk_R! 🏆 I really don’t like barre chords, they are a pain.

  • Marty73

    November 6, 2021 at 6:26 am


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