#1
Basically i'm having a hard time figure out how to finger these effectively, and ive had no luck trying to bar them. Shapes like this:

e 8
a 10
d 10
g 8
b x
e x

Any ideas? I can post a video if you think it would help.
#2
I don't have a guitar at my disposal to try it out myself but it doesn't look too difficult at all. I imagine the first thing i'd try would be barring it and using my ring and pinky on the 10th frets
#3
well thats bassically a barre chord(you wrote it upside down btw)
e8
B8
G8
D10
A10
E8

so i would just finger it that way just not press down on the top two strings

or wi would use my index finger finger for the 8 on the E string
index for the 8 on te G string and
pink and ring for the 10
#4
barre the 8's with your index, play the 10's with ring and pinky fingers kinda like a power chord, mute the first 2 strings with your thumb
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Last edited by arabmetallion at Mar 16, 2013,
#5
Your tab is upside down. But yes, just barre it.

Do a full barre first, then work on un-barring the higher strings.
#6
Quote by cdgraves
Your tab is upside down. But yes, just barre it.

Do a full barre first, then work on un-barring the higher strings.

Why do you need too "un-barre" them?

You just don't play them.
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#7
Quote by antisun
Basically i'm having a hard time figure out how to finger these effectively, and ive had no luck trying to bar them. Shapes like this:

e 8
a 10
d 10
g 8
b x
e x

Any ideas? I can post a video if you think it would help.
As the others have said, your tab is upside down. The chord is C minor.

If "you're having no luck barring them", you need to practice barre chords, not look for alternate fingerings.

And no, you don't need mute the e-1 or B-2. Pretend you're on a date with your girlfriend and don't go all the way in with the pick.
#8
Yeah I would suggest barring this the whole way up through the strings. If you specifically don't want the top two strings, simply don't strum them
#9
All the top two strings do in this case, is double the root (C (on e-1 @8)), and the 5th (G ( on B-2 @8)) of the chord. they don't change the chord name. Play em, don't play em, it's still C minor.