A-form barre...

A-form barre...

Postby sarraqum » Sat Apr 01, 2006 4:32 am

...Just a quick question. When you play the A-form barre do you use all three fingers to cover the front three strings, a la A chord or do you just barre them with ring finger?
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Postby bodiddley » Sat Apr 01, 2006 5:30 am

My guitar teacher says to use your ring finger. It helps if the distal joint on that finger can bend somewhat backwards. I made the mistake of using my pinky until the teacher pointed out the fact that I need to keep the pinky free to play other strings.
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Postby strumminsix » Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:00 pm

bodiddley wrote:My guitar teacher says to use your ring finger. It helps if the distal joint on that finger can bend somewhat backwards. I made the mistake of using my pinky until the teacher pointed out the fact that I need to keep the pinky free to play other strings.


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Postby spilly » Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:01 pm

either or, depending on what voicing you like, if you want to hear the high E, play it with all your fingers. otherwise, do what you like
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