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Re: IM-121 • E Shape Barre Chord Grip (7 and Min7)
« Reply #50 on: September 03, 2017, 04:56:42 am »
Thank you. I will do it. Hope it works. I wont quit. I give you notice on friday.

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Re: IM-121 • E Shape Barre Chord Grip (7 and Min7)
« Reply #51 on: September 05, 2017, 08:47:58 am »
One thing that worked for me was to lay the finger straight ( no c shape) and try press down hardest on the two centre strings, almost like the index finger is in a u shape, and raise the knuckle.

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Re: IM-121 • E Shape Barre Chord Grip (7 and Min7)
« Reply #52 on: September 05, 2017, 09:06:48 am »
I did that. Still the same. My finger is so soft on that part. My bones are not that thick. That's why I asked for something to cheat a little bit.

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Re: IM-121 • E Shape Barre Chord Grip (7 and Min7)
« Reply #53 on: September 05, 2017, 09:26:49 am »
You could try just barring the 5 strings and use your thumb the fret the low E!

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Re: IM-121 • E Shape Barre Chord Grip (7 and Min7)
« Reply #54 on: September 05, 2017, 09:30:15 am »
Than the G and B strings are dead. A callus would be good.

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Re: IM-121 • E Shape Barre Chord Grip (7 and Min7)
« Reply #55 on: September 05, 2017, 09:38:14 am »
This sounds to me more like a positional problem, I don't think you are getting even pressure across the whole of your finger. You may be arching your finger slightly the wrong way so you loose pressure in the middle, you may have to consciously correct for this - I used to have the same problem.

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Re: IM-121 • E Shape Barre Chord Grip (7 and Min7)
« Reply #56 on: September 05, 2017, 09:51:09 am »
I do have more pressure on lower part of the finger yes. It is probably the same when the B string at the bar chords was dead.

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Re: IM-121 • E Shape Barre Chord Grip (7 and Min7)
« Reply #57 on: September 05, 2017, 09:57:34 am »
Ok it worked. Every string sounds good. I needed a lot of pressure. I hope that will get easier. But it only works with the index finger alone. When I want to play f7 or fm7 the D and G strings are dead again.

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Re: IM-121 • E Shape Barre Chord Grip (7 and Min7)
« Reply #58 on: September 05, 2017, 10:16:42 am »
I don't remember if you mentioned it already. Is the guitar adjusted and setup properly?
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Re: IM-121 • E Shape Barre Chord Grip (7 and Min7)
« Reply #59 on: September 05, 2017, 10:19:44 am »
I don't remember if you mentioned it already. Is the guitar adjusted and setup properly?
Yes it is.

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Re: IM-121 • E Shape Barre Chord Grip (7 and Min7)
« Reply #60 on: November 02, 2017, 06:37:11 pm »
I think your setup may be off. You could always sneak into a musical instrument shop and try some barre chords there.
With my guitars, one I can barre very easily, one with a bit of effort and one not at all, the third one drives me potty as it plays well otherwise and I am reluctant to change anything.

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Re: IM-121 • E Shape Barre Chord Grip (7 and Min7)
« Reply #61 on: November 21, 2017, 11:34:49 am »
I figured it out today why I have this problem. When lift every finger besides the index finger, every string is clear. When I put the ring finger for example on the a string to play fm7 the d and the c string are dead. So what could be the problem?

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Re: IM-121 • E Shape Barre Chord Grip (7 and Min7)
« Reply #62 on: November 21, 2017, 01:13:13 pm »
Take a close close close look at the index finger, your hand, your wrist ... everything.  How do things shift, likely in small, small ways when you put the ring finger down.  Something must change that causes the index finger to shift to cause some of the notes to go dead (noting that from your explanation I am assuming that it is not the ring finger muting since it is more than the adjacent string)

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Re: IM-121 • E Shape Barre Chord Grip (7 and Min7)
« Reply #63 on: November 21, 2017, 01:22:07 pm »
The ring finger isn't muting. The index finger is rolling a little bit to the right. It isn't a lot but that has to be the problem.

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Re: IM-121 • E Shape Barre Chord Grip (7 and Min7)
« Reply #64 on: November 21, 2017, 01:24:58 pm »
Maybe try adjusting the position of the index finger a little, perhaps moving it up or down a little so a different part of the finger is making the barre on each finger?

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Re: IM-121 • E Shape Barre Chord Grip (7 and Min7)
« Reply #65 on: November 21, 2017, 01:34:01 pm »
Did that but it works only for the minor bar chords. The problem is also when the index finger doesn't move. I don't have enough pressure on the index finger when the middle finger is lifted.

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Re: IM-121 • E Shape Barre Chord Grip (7 and Min7)
« Reply #66 on: November 21, 2017, 03:47:52 pm »
I've vague recollection of reading something about using the weight of the arm to aid making the barre. Maybe that might help but you'll need to search out more detail. Maybe also look at the position of the thumb on the back of the neck. And that's all I can offer. Hopefully others will also reply with more in due course

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Re: IM-121 • E Shape Barre Chord Grip (7 and Min7)
« Reply #67 on: November 21, 2017, 04:51:44 pm »
I've vague recollection of reading something about using the weight of the arm to aid making the barre.

I think that is using pressure from the strumming arm to press the body of the guitar back thus putting forward pressure on the neck. There are some You-tube videos on the technique.

I have tried it and I find that it doesn't work for me - I would stress that is for me, others may find it helpful.
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Re: IM-121 • E Shape Barre Chord Grip (7 and Min7)
« Reply #68 on: November 21, 2017, 04:55:11 pm »
Thank you for your advice. I will try it with the weight from my arm first.

 

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