#1
Does anyone have any technique pointers on playing the F Minor chord? I can play it pretty clean, but for some reason the b string seems to ring out over the the other strings and dominates the chord.

I thought it may be an intonation issue on the first fret, but it does it on my other guitars as well. I am strumming pretty evenly.
Gear:
Fender Strat
Epi Joe Pass Signature
Epi LP Plus Top
Jackson Dinky
Fender Hot Rod Deville 212
#3
Quote by ScottyMac7617
which F minor chord form ?




e|---X----|--------|--------|--------|
B|---X----|--------|--------|--------|
G|--------|---X----|--------|--------|
D|--------|--------|---X----|--------|
A|--------|--------|--------|--------|
E|--------|--------|--------|--------|


This form. Sorry.
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Fender Strat
Epi Joe Pass Signature
Epi LP Plus Top
Jackson Dinky
Fender Hot Rod Deville 212
#4
Is your second finger (G string) touching the B string when you play the chord?
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#6
Quote by Bendybaws
Is your second finger (G string) touching the B string when you play the chord?


I don't believe so, but it is entirely possible. I strummed it pretty slow to see if all the strings were ringing out clearly and they were. I will look tonight to see if that may be the case. Are you thinking artificial harmonic by accident?
Gear:
Fender Strat
Epi Joe Pass Signature
Epi LP Plus Top
Jackson Dinky
Fender Hot Rod Deville 212
#7
Quote by forza21
That's F Major.


My apologies. Not a big deal between the two since the B string is in question.
Gear:
Fender Strat
Epi Joe Pass Signature
Epi LP Plus Top
Jackson Dinky
Fender Hot Rod Deville 212
#8
Quote by Rio38
I don't believe so, but it is entirely possible. I strummed it pretty slow to see if all the strings were ringing out clearly and they were. I will look tonight to see if that may be the case. Are you thinking artificial harmonic by accident?

Yeah, either that or a bit of fret buzz, which seems unlikely if it happens when you play one of your others guitars. Must be the way you're fingering the chord, or not...
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#9
Does it completely dominate the other strings or is it just a tad louder?
Last edited by forza21 at Aug 27, 2009,
#10
Quote by forza21
Does it completely dominate the other strings or is it just a tad louder?



Just a tad louder, but it just seems that it is enough to make seem "off" a bit.
Gear:
Fender Strat
Epi Joe Pass Signature
Epi LP Plus Top
Jackson Dinky
Fender Hot Rod Deville 212
#11
Play F Major without your middle finger. That's F minor, if it matters..
#12
Quote by Boxxxed
Play F Major without your middle finger. That's F minor, if it matters..



I believe I actually have to play both F Major and F Minor in this song. It is Free Fallin' by Tom Petty. I need to play it without the capo on the 3rd fret because I am the only guitar player in the band so I need to also play the breakdown.

The chord progression is as follows:

F Major, F Major with pinky on G string 3rd fret, F Minor (same as F Major without the ring finger).
Gear:
Fender Strat
Epi Joe Pass Signature
Epi LP Plus Top
Jackson Dinky
Fender Hot Rod Deville 212