#1
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I have smaller hands than most people and am having trouble playing this bar chord, a variation of the E chord. Obviously, I'd wanna barr the index finger on the 4th fret and put the 3rd finger on the 5th fret. But am i supposed to put my pinky on the 5th string 7th fret?
And I do realize that there's another way to play E maj. barred but wanna learn how to play this way.
#3
pinky : 7th
ring finger: 6th
middle finger 5th
index: 4 barre

don't see an easier way to play it

EDIT: it's actually the same shape as the 'under the bridge chord'
Last edited by ComradSputnik at Jan 8, 2010,
#4
if you play this standing up, you might wanna go all john frusciante and wrap your thumb round the top of the neck

edit: ^ haha coincidence much...
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#5
Quote by wicked.sike
Obviously, I'd wanna barr the index finger on the 4th fret and put the 3rd finger on the 5th fret. But am i supposed to put my pinky on the 5th string 7th fret?
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unless you've also got more fingers than most, i think you answered your own question
#6
two ways. first you dont need to hold the high e string and can just do x7645x or just use ur index finger to bar just the top 3 strings as opposed to all the strings it requires no real flexibility. if you can assign each finger to a fret its easy. i have small hands too but over time my hands have developed the ability to do this. ive seen kids with way smaller hands than me play stretches i have trouble with. its all technique.
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#7
Quote by ComradSputnik
pinky : 7th
ring finger: 6th
middle finger 5th
index: 4 barre

don't see an easier way to play it

EDIT: it's actually the same shape as the 'under the bridge chord'
This. Just use the "one finger per fret" rule.
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#8
think of it as a C major chord (open position), but barred further up, its the same shape. Barre the 4th fret with index finger, Middle finger on 5th fret, Ring on 6th, and pinky on 7th
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#9
Quote by Zinnie
think of it as a C major chord (open position), but barred further up, its the same shape. Barre the 4th fret with index finger, Middle finger on 5th fret, Ring on 6th, and pinky on 7th
This is very important.

You should practice all your open chords without your index finger.
This makes it easier to barre them, farther up the fretboard.
Since your other fingers are already accustomed to the shape, you only need to add the barre.


EDIT:
You should also practice putting your threads in the correct forum.
For instance, this one belongs in Guitar Techniques, not Musician Talk.

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#10
Quote by SomeoneYouKnew
This is very important.

You should practice all your open chords without your index finger.
This makes it easier to barre them, farther up the fretboard.
Since your other fingers are already accustomed to the shape, you only need to add the barre.
+1. I thought I was the only one who did this.
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#11
Quote by food1010
+1. I thought I was the only one who did this.

i should have done that but i eventually got used to it. i really like using the C and G shape in other areas on the neck. just gives a different sound than the regular 6th and 5th string root barre chords.