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Re: BC-161 • The Dreaded F Chord
« Reply #270 on: October 29, 2018, 08:06:28 pm »
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Re: BC-161 • The Dreaded F Chord
« Reply #271 on: October 29, 2018, 08:25:34 pm »
Chit chat and a hanks and other non essentials in the Justin specific threads gets deleted.
To keep them usable and for navigable they have to be kept to Q and A only.

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Re: BC-161 • The Dreaded F Chord
« Reply #272 on: October 30, 2018, 09:56:00 am »
I can’t claim to play F great but I find it more comfortable these days after finding I have “fallen” into using my third finger, 2nd fret third string, as the anchor when forming the shape.
Incidentally, the A shape B chord is my new F chord. Hate it with a vengeance.


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Re: BC-161 • The Dreaded F Chord
« Reply #273 on: November 03, 2018, 05:05:09 pm »
Hi willsie. I think you’ve got your fingers and frets mixed up there!😃
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Re: BC-161 • The Dreaded F Chord
« Reply #274 on: February 17, 2019, 09:50:38 pm »
I was having loads of problems getting the F Chird down. Mainly surrounding getting my first finger down on the first fret.
However I stumbled across a video on Rob Chspman’s channel publish 03/Nov/2018, concentrating on posture.  Nice that I’ve improved my posture I’m finding it a lot easier.
(I hope it’s ok referring to a tutorial on another site, but it was incredibly useful to me and hope it will be to  others)

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Re: BC-161 • The Dreaded F Chord
« Reply #275 on: February 17, 2019, 10:04:23 pm »
However I stumbled across a video on Rob Chspman’s channel publish 03/Nov/2018, concentrating on posture.

I'm guessing this is the video you refer to? It's perfectly fine to refer to other resources.



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Re: BC-161 • The Dreaded F Chord
« Reply #276 on: February 18, 2019, 12:28:06 am »
Yeah that’s the one. I wasn’t sure as the forum wouldn’t let me post urls


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Re: BC-161 • The Dreaded F Chord
« Reply #277 on: April 23, 2019, 11:15:50 pm »
I've just started Stage 6 this week and trying hard to get the F chord under my fingers.  I was quickly able to get all the notes ringing clear using the F barre chord so have decided to stick with that more complex shape/version.  Getting all the notes in the chord to ring clear is one thing...changing to it is obviously quite another.

Today I watched Justin's video again for the 3rd time and it led me to stumble on something that's making it easier to change into the chord and thought I'd pass it along in case it helps anyone.

Toward the beginning of the video at the 01:50 mark he mentions the E chord shape that is naturally part of the F barre chord.  That sparked a thought.  I've been struggling with my pinky like a lot of us since the C7 chord was introduced.  It always feels a bit odd and really seems to have a mind of its own.  So, I thought wait a sec...what if I spent time playing some of the open chords (E, Em, E7, A, Am, A7, and D7) using only my 2nd, 3rd, and 4th fingers.  Would that help me gain some finger dexterity, get control over my pinky, and possibly make the F barre chord easier to change to?  Much to my surprise, it helped me quite a bit with my F barre chord change.  This little exercise has also had the side benefit of helping me with my B7 and C7 changes as well.  In fact, I'd say after just an hour of this exercise I feel more confident with using my pinky in general.

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Re: BC-161 • The Dreaded F Chord
« Reply #278 on: April 23, 2019, 11:57:11 pm »
Welcome to the forun CWatt.
That is a great tip and it will help you with all your barre chords now and
in the future.

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Re: BC-161 • The Dreaded F Chord
« Reply #279 on: April 25, 2019, 05:46:55 pm »
Hi CWatt. Read some of the earlier posts on this thread from stitch. He’s got some great barre F tips. He got me playing it. And best thing is, once you’ve got it, you can play a load of chords with the shape and it’s variations.
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