I'm a relatively new learner from India. Basically i'm an amateur singer but tend to pick up instruments relatively well.
I'm pretty proficient at playing the keyboard without chords (somehow never got the hang of them). I actually started trying to learn the guitar by myself abt 5 yrs ago.
I was able to pick up most of the beginner's chords A, E, C, Eminor, Aminor, G, D, Dsus4 and F.
Now picking things up again after a gap of about 3 years of not playing at all, I found Justin's site and thank God for it.
Turns out my technique was quite wrong. Also I used to tune my guitar at a lower scale...was easier to play actually (didn't hurt the fingers much)
Anyways one of my problems then and even now is the D chord. I am able to play it pretty well in isolation but when I start strumming continuously, it gets a little flat.
Also I've tried all the things that Justin has recommended in the video but can't get the slight buzzing in the 1st string to go away
Also when I tried keeping the thumb as Justin recommends, I've noticed that I tend to put a lot of pressure on it..enough to blanch it. Is that normal during initial stages or should I check it.
If I try to release that pressure, 2nd and 3rd finger also get a li'l relaxed, flattening the chord.
Would really appreciate the help