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Re: IM-121 • E Shape Barre Chord Grip (7 and Min7)
« Reply #45 on: August 31, 2017, 03:43:04 pm »
In the case of 7 and minor 7 your index finger is more exposed, so to speak.
I suggest you give it some more practice.
Try and focus on your elbow dragging your hand in place. The upper part of your index finger needs to work as a hinge and your elbow closes that hinge.
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Re: IM-121 • E Shape Barre Chord Grip (7 and Min7)
« Reply #46 on: August 31, 2017, 06:38:36 pm »
I echo Joerfe's suggestion: the problem is usually that the middle strings are hitting right where the creases are from the joints. Then, no matter how hard you squeeze, you can't get a clean note. You have to shift your index finger vertically until the strings no longer align. Sometimes shifting down is better than shifting up.


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Re: IM-121 • E Shape Barre Chord Grip (7 and Min7)
« Reply #47 on: August 31, 2017, 11:26:10 pm »
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1. Wash your hands with rubbing alcohol twice a day. It will toughen them up a bit.

2. I don't know where you thumb is in those pictures but it's not where it's supposed to be.

3. The tip of your index finger is too far over the board. Should be just about at the edge.

--- 3a. It's not unusual to have you index finger curve a bit from this shape | to this shape (. The latter combined with the tip pressing right into the corner where the fret and board edge meet. The point of pressure being quite a bit at the tip of finger. Then thumb will then help anchor the rest... but not from wherever your thumb is.
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Re: IM-121 • E Shape Barre Chord Grip (7 and Min7)
« Reply #48 on: September 01, 2017, 04:30:59 am »
If I move the index finger down a little bit the strings D G and B are dead. I tired everything beides the part with the alcohol. The bone from this finger is not straight that's way it is too soft on that part.I I can press the finger down as hard as I can and still the same. I need a thick callus on that part.
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Re: IM-121 • E Shape Barre Chord Grip (7 and Min7)
« Reply #49 on: September 02, 2017, 07:35:01 pm »
so you are saying you can't lay your index finger across all 6 strings and stum them and have them all ring out?

If that is true, then lay your middle finger across all 6 and strum. Next lay your ring finger across all 6 and strum.

Do those ring out?

There is nothing wrong with your finger. No one has calluses up the side of there fingers.

When you play the Fm7 barre use your middle finger to press down on your index finger as well.

Play F7 dah dah dah da Bb dah dah dah da   1 2 3 &  D D D U let the U be a mute strings and when you change chords. Chord Chord Chord Mute/Change Chord Chord Chord Mute/Change  etc. About 90 bpm.

Make the chords stacato.. iow, cut them off so it's chop chop chop change chop chop chop change.

Your thumb should be somewhere under fret 1 and pointed back to tuning machines


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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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« 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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