Just a quick question, do you have to push the strings down on the fretboard as hard as you can, when playing.
Absolutely not, that will cause the note to go sharp.
No. The guitar should be set up so you can just put a bit of pressure on the strings in order to make the notes. Just fool around with one note - press as hard as you can, then press easy. You'll see the note is there just by pressing easy.
Just a quick question, do you have to push the strings down on the fretboard when playing.
No, you shouldn't have to press that hard, only enough to get the note ringing clearly and once your fingers build up some strength, it should come very easily to you.
no, just enough to make a nice, buzzless sound, really
i barely put pressure on my strings and they all sound, depends on finger strength and guitar setup how easy it becomes
Please say you were being sarcastic.
Yep, depends on the setup. My first guitar, a crappy one, I could slide my foot through the distance between the fretboard and strings. So I had to press really2 hard and that was actually very demotivating to play songs that involve lots of barre chords. But during emergency, I just left out the notes on the E strings and played the other 4 strings with individual fingers. So that might help you when you need it or when you become too frustrated with barre chords