#1
Hello all,
There's a song, Rotting by Green Day, and it has an Fm in it... I can't play a full bar chord, my fingers seem to always mute the string responsible for turning the F into an Fm... Is there a way to play a minor with a power chord instead? Maybe a trick to get my fingers working better?

Btw, I play Green Day songs because they're simple, and a lot of the older songs are actually really good...

Thanks,
Jim
#2
You should consider keep practicing. Make this Fm shape, and find out what part of your fingers and hand are muting which string and adjust them, using your pick hand if necessary to move your fretting hand into position. Just keep doing it until your fingers are strengthened, and by that time it will just be engraved into your muscle memory.
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You should consider keep practicing. Make this Fm shape, and find out what part of your fingers and hand are muting which string and adjust them, using your pick hand if necessary to move your fretting hand into position. Just keep doing it until your fingers are strengthened, and by that time it will just be engraved into your muscle memory.


do this
try barring up nd down all the frets and playing each note clean
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#4
Since when does Green Day play full bar chords? My bet is that it's just some form of a power chord. Go with that.
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i roll my hand so that my finger is slightly side on - helps straighten it. Makes reaching 4 frets down hard though

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Also play the barre closer to the (actual metal) fret.
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For me I just kept playing the song & simply throwing my hand somewhere near the chord i wanted (for me it was F) & eventually i started to land the finger formation in the right order, & can now throw the same fingering anywhere on the neck. The neat thing about the "F" formation is that it is the same finger formation (albeit on diferent strings) for Bm unbarred at the 1st & it is "E" & you can slide it up/down the neck for ascending/decending chordal notes.

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to learn barchors (E form) i started with power chords. and eventually barred whatever i needed to bar. the minors are incredibly easy. and in my opinion should be learnt before the majors. but Fm is hard to start with. trying the Am. its requires less pressure
#11
keep practicing, roll ur finger, and build up stregnht and flexability. I had the same problems
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#12
Instead of having your index finger right on the 1st fret of the 6th string, try getting your index's knuckle right next to the 1st string.
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just practice, I used to suck at barre chords and now I love them.

It's basically what I dink around with while fingerpicking. People think you're a master, while in reality you're just doing basic chord progressions.
#16
Try practicing on an acoustic. It really strengthens your fingers, and alot seems easier once you go back to an electric.
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Hello all,
There's a song, Rotting by Green Day, and it has an Fm in it... I can't play a full bar chord

Yes you can. You simply need to practice them. Sorry to seem rude, but that's really all there is to it.
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