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Offline KevinH

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Re: BC-131 • The G Chord
« Reply #165 on: August 13, 2018, 07:15:43 pm »
@ KevinH
What fingering are you using to learn it?

1 on A
2 on E
3 on high E

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Re: BC-131 • The G Chord
« Reply #166 on: August 13, 2018, 07:40:06 pm »
Try pinky on high e. You'll need to learn to use your pinky for the G later when
learning the rock G.

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Re: BC-131 • The G Chord
« Reply #167 on: August 14, 2018, 03:11:26 pm »
Try pinky on high e. You'll need to learn to use your pinky for the G later when
learning the rock G.

Thanks, that helped.  I'm muting the B string less by using my pinky on Low E.

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Re: BC-131 • The G Chord
« Reply #168 on: August 15, 2018, 01:05:49 pm »
Play around with your thumb position and the angle of your fingers. Also, this is the first (and so far only) chord where I had to allow my hand to slightly touch the bottom of the neck, just slightly under my first finger. That little change really made a big difference for me.

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Re: BC-131 • The G Chord
« Reply #169 on: August 15, 2018, 10:08:03 pm »
Well I tried something else that seemed to help a lot.  Not sure if it's the right approach though.

I took the advice above, and used my pinky on e and that helped. But I saw a chord diagram for G that showed the same fingering but also had the 3rd finger on the B string.  When using my pinky on the e, it was pretty natural to also use my 3rd on the B.

Being very new to this, I'm not sure how both fingerings can result in the same chord, as they certainly aren't the same notes (playing a B with three-finger, and a D with four fingers, if my music theory lessons have taught me correctly).

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Re: BC-131 • The G Chord
« Reply #170 on: August 16, 2018, 12:03:30 am »
That is what is sometimes called a Rock G. The reason it works is the G chord
is made up of three notes G B and D. When you play the three finger G the notes
are G B D G B G. When you play the four finger G the notes are G B D G D G.
You are replacing a B note for a D note which is perfectly fine.
Justin teaches the ro k G later in the course.
You can also play the G with two fingers. G x D G B G as long as you have a G B D
You have a G

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Re: BC-131 • The G Chord
« Reply #171 on: April 30, 2020, 11:47:48 pm »
Thought I would resurrect this thread!
The problem with the G chord that I have is that whatever combination of fingering I use the D string is always muted. The finger that I use for the A string has to be pushed right up to the E before it will ring out and this doesn't feel natural. The other strings ring out OK!

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Re: BC-131 • The G Chord
« Reply #172 on: May 01, 2020, 07:50:08 am »
@stuartw

It seems like you are laying your fingers down too flat, try to elevate them a small amount. Use the strum, pick, strum method to listen for clarity on all strings. Keep at it - it will come.
Also - check Justin's new thoughts / lesson n learning G chord as a two-finger chord.

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Re: BC-131 • The G Chord
« Reply #173 on: May 01, 2020, 07:43:55 pm »

Also - check Justin's new thoughts / lesson n learning G chord as a two-finger chord.
Thanks for the heads up with this one. This is way easier especially with having to mute the A string!

 

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