New to this forum but great site from Justin. I have been playing guitar for years and never really got the perfect barre chord. I could get by but after deciding to really get some good technique and songs under my belt tried to tackle barre chords properly. It's just I can't get either the g or b string not to mute when playing particular barre chords like Bb7 or Fmin? I have gone over the lessons and tried moving my index finger up down etc... I'm using the side of the finger as Justin suggests but just can’t nail it. It’s as if the two strings dig into the fleshy part in the middle of the finger. If I add my middle finger to push down with more pressure, it eventually works but sure, this should not be the case.
Is it a case of building up more hard skin on the first finger over time?