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Offline DaafdeRaaf

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Re: BC-111 • The D Chord
« Reply #195 on: March 28, 2019, 05:24:23 pm »
Yup, that was the issue! I fixed it now. Haha I got sweaty hands turning the strings tighter, afraid one would break. By now I know better. Learned a lot today which is great!

I made another video. The link is: https://youtu.be/RItpqzr7KRs which I hope you can see now or maybe another user can turn it into a direct video inside a post.

Thanks again for your reply.

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Re: BC-111 • The D Chord
« Reply #196 on: March 28, 2019, 05:26:03 pm »

https://youtu.be/RItpqzr7KRs. Testing this now.
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Re: BC-111 • The D Chord
« Reply #197 on: March 28, 2019, 05:46:27 pm »
Your G string is still out of tune.
If your tuner says it in tone you may be pressing to hard and putting it out.
A big rookie mistake is to press way to hard on the strings.
You only need enough pressure to make the note ring out.

Music is the best you can give yourself.

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Re: BC-111 • The D Chord
« Reply #198 on: March 28, 2019, 06:34:01 pm »
Music is the best you can give yourself.
Amen!  ;D

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« Reply #199 on: March 28, 2019, 06:55:17 pm »
Amen!  ;D

Just reread what I wrote and see I left out the word gift.
It was supposed to say
Music is the best gift you can give yourself  :)

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Re: BC-111 • The D Chord
« Reply #200 on: April 01, 2019, 07:38:50 am »
Your G string is still out of tune.
If your tuner says it in tone you may be pressing to hard and putting it out.
A big rookie mistake is to press way to hard on the strings.
You only need enough pressure to make the note ring out.

Music is the best you can give yourself.
Thanks again! I retuned my guitar and it sounds better now!

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Offline arpitdjosh

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Re: BC-111 • The D Chord
« Reply #201 on: April 10, 2019, 12:32:01 pm »
Hi all,

Its been over a week now with the D chord ( never picked a guitar before) . While playing the chord I have to look down at the fingers, adjust a bit and then play. The adjustment time has certainly reduced but I cant  place the fingers at correct position as first go.
My question is when can I move onto the A chord. Should I be able to play the D chord without looking at the fingers ? And should I be able to place my fingers at correct location in one go ?

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Re: BC-111 • The D Chord
« Reply #202 on: April 10, 2019, 04:26:53 pm »
Welcome to the forum
You should learn all three chords together for a few reasons.
1 If you only play one chord you'll develop grooves in you fingers when your calluses
start forming.
2 You can get cramping in you finger repeating the same chord for to long.
3 You'll never learn chord changes with one chord.

What you experiencing is normal and not having to look at your fingers takes
a long time. Placing your fingers down all at once also comes with time.
Justin has a lesson later on called Air Changes that help.

Remember to have fun
Music is the best gift you can give yourself.

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Re: BC-111 • The D Chord
« Reply #203 on: April 12, 2019, 11:33:59 am »
Oh thanks, so I should probably move on to the next chord then, that is , the A-chord.

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Re: BC-111 • The D Chord
« Reply #204 on: April 21, 2019, 10:07:16 pm »
I'm kind of stuck on the first lesson group because I cannot change to the D chord without mucking about.  I've been practicing for three weeks now on acoustic.  My issue is that I cannot form the D chord without placing my index finger on the G string, rotating to get my middle finger on the high E and then extending my ring finger onto the B string and this takes way too long.  I can get almost 50 changes in on A-D but E-D is down around 40 and the D chord starts falling apart and stops ringing out after a while.  If I slow down to make good D chords, then I'm down around 30.  Also, I cannot play along with any song because it takes too long to change to the D chord

The is no way for me to get my middle finger to the high E string if my index and ring finger are already on the G and B nor can I get my middle finger behind the ring finger if I try to make the chord shape without a guitar.  I took my middle finger to a 90 degree angle at the second joint about 20 years ago in a volleyball tournament; I don't know if this has anything to do with it.

Does anyone know any exercises that I can do without the guitar to get more flexibility in my middle finger so that I can do them all day instead of the 30-60 minutes of practice each day?

On another note, that might be the most annoying Captcha ever.

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Re: BC-111 • The D Chord
« Reply #205 on: April 21, 2019, 10:43:42 pm »
Hmmmm I just retried tuning again and now I noticed my tuner displays the wrong notes.... (E is shown as D for example). Googling around I see more people with the same issue. I am currently calling the shop where I bought everything, see if they an help.

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Hmm sometimes when a string is tuned too high it will register as a higher note (ex: the E string was tuned too high it will register on a headstock tuner as a low tuned A string or sometimes a low tuned D string.)so if your E string registers as a higher string on your tuner try lowering the tune down until it registers as a correct string on the display.



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