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« Reply #255 on: July 17, 2010, 04:56:38 pm »
glad it's not just me then. The knuckles in my ring finger just don't seem to flex that well. As Cue said, easier to fret with 3 fingers, least that's what i do. Just when I thought I was starting to get to grips (slightly) with barre chords too! :p

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« Reply #256 on: July 17, 2010, 05:12:00 pm »
That is not what I said.
What I meant was, I fret the 2nd 3rd and 4th string, and my ring finger is just long enough to do THAT, and lift-off the 1st string. ;)
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« Reply #257 on: July 20, 2010, 01:26:46 am »
Those of you who are having a hard time with Barre chords shouldn't be stressing over it.
It's normal and if you practice them while staying relaxed you'll get the hang of it in no time.

A trick I did to help me significantly was by barring the first two strings starting at the 12th fret and working my way to the 1st fret.
You then start adding strings until you can comfortably barre all 6 strings at the 12th fret and then work your way to the 1st fret.
Once you can easily barre all six strings at the first fret only then you should worry about placing the rest of your fingers.
This way you work up the strenght in your thumb and index finger.

Also, remember it takes practice and you won't be playing them perfectly in a week.
Give it time and you'll get there. :)

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« Reply #258 on: July 20, 2010, 01:44:16 am »
Good idea! I haven't gone about it that way yet. Thanks.
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« Reply #259 on: July 20, 2010, 01:55:09 am »
Cool, let me know how it works out for you :P

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« Reply #260 on: August 04, 2010, 05:33:39 pm »
Is it even physically possible to hold 222262 in open C tuning with medium gauge strings (13-56) and standard scale length (25.5")?
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« Reply #261 on: August 04, 2010, 08:43:02 pm »
Is it even physically possible to hold 222262 in open C tuning with medium gauge strings (13-56) and standard scale length (25.5")?

My guitar is a 24.84" scale with 12's on it and it wasn't too difficult for me to hold the barre. However, I wouldn't want to have to switch to or from that chord. Oh, and I didn't bother retuning to open C in order to try it ;)

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« Reply #262 on: August 04, 2010, 09:42:55 pm »
You have a Seagull or something? 12s play quite a bit easier too, btw. I can get that 6th fret 2nd string but not the 4th and 3rd string (or barely).
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« Reply #263 on: August 05, 2010, 12:18:13 am »
I have a Norman. Owned by Godin, who also makes Seagulls and a bunch of other brands.

I'm thinking about switching to 13's but don't really want to deal with getting it set up again.

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« Reply #264 on: August 05, 2010, 01:08:25 am »
I would stick to the 12s or step up to 12.5s (Martin). You might get away with 13s but I can't tell.

I wondered because Seagull also uses that same scale length on their guitars.

My guitar needs a set-up anyway... Every guitar, cheap or expensive, played easier than my Taylor, even another Taylor with the same medium gauge strings...
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« Reply #265 on: August 05, 2010, 01:14:39 am »
If I change at all I'll probably just go for a setup because it probably needs one anyways.

I played some Seagulls but just didn't really get on with the wider fretboard. Nice guitars, though

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« Reply #266 on: August 05, 2010, 03:01:15 am »
It's the main reason why I got interested with Seagulls lately. But I've long passed them and the price point as well. ;)
They are indeed great guitars, I like the Maritime Mini-Jumbo a lot.
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« Reply #267 on: August 14, 2010, 06:02:22 pm »
Fairly sure this has been asked a huge amount of times, whats wth the animal at the end?

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« Reply #268 on: August 14, 2010, 11:37:04 pm »
Fairly sure this has been asked a huge amount of times, whats wth the animal at the end?
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« Reply #269 on: September 01, 2010, 03:10:34 am »
I'm trying to do the barre chords... these videos are very helpful, however, I'm having trouble getting the 2nd and 3rd strings to sound nice.  I keep getting that dull *thunk* sound instead of a nice, clean note.  I'm trying to focus my strength on the middle of my finger, but what else can I do?  I can do one barre chord so far - F, I believe.  Help!
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