#2
I would just keep practicing the F#m, eventually your finger will get strong enough, worst comes to worst play an F, but avoid it if possible.
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#3
play this, it should be easier
e-2
b-2
g-2
d-4
a-x
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Last edited by Zinnie at Nov 1, 2009,
#4
xx4675


e 5
B 7
G 6
D 4
A x
E x


EDIT:

The first reply is terrible. F# is not in same key as F#m. The chord is formed totally differently, and really, is F easier to play than F minor?

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Last edited by roamingbard13 at Nov 1, 2009,
#5
Quote by roamingbard13
xx2453


e 3
B 5
G 4
D 2
A x
E x


EDIT:

The first reply is terrible. F is not in same key as Fm. The chord is formed totally differently, and really, is F easier to play than F minor?

The second is closer, but it doesn't have the right notes either.

um, yours is an E minor chord, mine is F# minor
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#6
You could try using your thumb for the 6th string 2nd fret, ring finger for the 5th string, pinky for the 4th, and your index for either the 4th string alone, or to barre the rest. If you dont barre the rest, dont strum the 3rd 2nd or 1st strings. ie :

e----x-------
B----x-------
G----2-------
D----4-------
A----4-------
E----2-------
#7
you could just play the triad of the chord and not hold all the strings
e-2-------5-
b-2-------7----7
g-2-------6----6
d-4----or-4-or-7
a ---------------x
e ---------------5
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#8
Quote by Zinnie
um, yours is an E minor chord, mine is F# minor


You are right, haha. I don't know why I put down an E minor. So i stand corrected. The first guy was still dumber though, lol.

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#9
thank you all! im trying out these different suggestions now to see which works best
#10
Completely ignore the first reply as Roamingbard said. Try Zinnie's chord recommendation for now but keep practicing those barre chords.
#11
Yellow is hard to play the barres because the capo is on so string tension is higher, plus you have to barre on an already tight fret....

Just go with the above, But i felt that pain once.
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#12
What Key is the song in?

I looked up the most popular version. I haven't played it myself ( so not sure the sound ). Thou I will add sites to help you.

This is written in the key of B.
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/c/coldplay/yellow_ver2_crd.htm

1,5,4 is the Progression.

So put capo on second fret then play in the key of A.

http://www.i-love-guitar.com/guitar-capo.html

A,E,D

Or you could put in the 4th fret and play The Key of G with the same progression. G, D, C.

Hope this helps.
Learning how to transpose Keys will help you greatly.

Edited: I seen the link after reading for the second time. If you played in G you could turn the 6th into a E minor ( if capo is on 4th, Where the F#m is ). Or you could just change your voicing for another key and leave out trying to play the key of B entirely. For instance switching to where all your chords are open chords. The Key of C, G for instance. This is hard to do for some though. If none of my advice helps... know that if you want to get better at guitar them barre chords will open up alot of different keys for you. Just best to learn them.
Last edited by AustinTyler at Nov 2, 2009,
#13
if i remember correctly... i used to play it:

E = X
A = X
D = X
G = 10
B = 9
e = 8

but thats off the top of my head.

EDIT: just looked at the tab. here you go:

E = X
A = X
D = 4
G = 0
B = 2
e = 2

I think thats right.
Last edited by Fieryhead at Nov 2, 2009,
#14
You could try a Gb minor chord instead. har. har.

Honestly, there is no good way around it other than practicing. There are plenty of simpler voicings, but learning those now will just prolong the issue.
#15
Quote by Zinnie
um, yours is an E minor chord, mine is F# minor


Well just move it down by two frets and you're sorted

EDIT: Toward the bridge, not sure if I was clear or not.