#1
i am trying to play To live is to die by metallica..and in the intro when there is a chord that is

10
10
11
12
12
10

im pretty sure im not the only one that has trouble with this. i can play that chord barring the 7th. when i try to play it the frets seem too small to completely get a good sound off the 12's. Any tips?
#3
Quote by AlskiOverload
? This seems to be a basic barre chord, its just D. Fret across the 10th fret.



yeah but the thing is i cannot make all of the notes sound clean. my fingers are touching strings that arent supposed to be touched by that finger. maybe i just keep practicing it.
#5
Yeah, everyone has had this issue at first. Do you have all of the open chords down? that will at least get your fingers to go where you want them to.
#6
cool thanks. another question, will this chord be able to be played comfortably in a classical guitar once i get the hang of it? without a cutaway ( i think it is called).
#7
Quote by crimson205
cool thanks. another question, will this chord be able to be played comfortably in a classical guitar once i get the hang of it? without a cutaway ( i think it is called).



The 12th fret is manageable, but after that it gets a bit awkward. Plus you'll need a bit more strength to properly play it on a classical.
#8
Yeah, after the 12th, I dont even try, just play octaves by then. Nylon strings might be easier on your fingers.
#9
why then don't you just play...

5
7
7
7
5
x

???


or use your thumb to fret the bass note, so you can play the chord without barring
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#10
yeah i can play open chords. i can also barre F and at 7th position very clean but i cannot seem to get the 10th position...im not going to sweat it much or get angry because i know i will get it in time. i guess thats how every thing in guitar is
#11
Just play an open D chord in its place if you can't make it ring out with the bar version.

2
3
2
0
x
x

Edit: Yeah, everything with guitar takes time. You'll get it soon enough
#12
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#13
Quote by rustymoore91
why then don't you just play...

5
7
7
7
5
x

???



because it doesnt sound the same. thats why?? i can't tell if you were really being serious.
#14
Quote by rustymoore91
why then don't you just play...

5
7
7
7
5
x

???


or use your thumb to fret the bass note, so you can play the chord without barring

This, other than you might become dependant on not barring chords.
#15
^ It does sound the same.

Edit: the ^ was at crimson, not the dude who got in before me. Gah, 2 edited posts in a row
#16
Quote by crimson205
because it doesnt sound the same. thats why?? i can't tell if you were really being serious.

they're both D major chords. while they don't sound exactly the same it'll get the general idea of the song across
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#17
Quote by crimson205
because it doesnt sound the same. thats why?? i can't tell if you were really being serious.

Umm, they are the same chord. Unless Im looking at it weird.
#18
Quote by RizzoWashburn
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^ what are you implying by this...?

and yeah im sorry about saying that they arent the same chord i really didnt have my guitar with me.
#19
Quote by RizzoWashburn
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I'm with you ^^


...TS, what kind of guitar do you have? A $30 Squier Crappinity with 3cm action will make it harder to play that chord.
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#20
Quote by crimson205
because it doesnt sound the same. thats why?? i can't tell if you were really being serious.



OK....? I haven't looked at this thread in a while..but apologize now! They are the same...dude, dude...dude... I'm not retarded...*cough*
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