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  • Mini F barre chord.

    Posted by stevieblues on July 29, 2021 at 7:16 pm

    I am struggling with this Mini F chord. Haven’t been able to get the notes to ring out clearly. Anyone else having trouble with this chord? Anyone have any advice on this problem?

    stevieblues replied 2 years, 9 months ago 4 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Bill_Brown

    Member
    July 29, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    Hi @stevieblues , Just some thoughts🤔, try making that chord shape further up the neck – say the 5th fret where there is less tension on the strings ( that would be an A chord). If you’re still having problems with clarity, then try shifting your fretting palm to a more forward position (fingers moving up toward the ceiling) to create more arch in the fingers. Lastly, don’t laugh at me, check the length of your fingernails – make sure they’re short enough so the don’t interfere with your ability to arch your fretting fingers😮

    Hope this helps

    • stevieblues

      Member
      July 30, 2021 at 7:47 pm

      Thanks for your advice! I didn’t laugh at you, I do check my fingernails frequently.

  • Crabby

    Member
    July 29, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    yes that one is a little stretchy when you are starting out. It is fairly normal to struggle with it. The only advice I have is keep at it. in time it will both sound better and be easier to move to quickly.

    • stevieblues

      Member
      July 30, 2021 at 7:48 pm

      Thanks Crabby!

  • the-old-coach

    Member
    August 16, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    My two cents-

    Try this– try moving TO the mini-F FROM a similar chord- like maybe a C or an A-minor.

    Just a thought- worked for me.

    Mark

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 9 months ago by  the-old-coach.
    • stevieblues

      Member
      August 16, 2021 at 7:01 pm

      Thanks Mark!

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