#1
Aye, when I do barre chords or just put my index finger on the fretboard to bar all the strings, the 2nd string (B in standard) is muted and won't ring out nice.
I've tried different heights to keep my finger in but it doesn't help either.

I have rather sizeable, though skinny, hands and my strings are .12's. I think the problem is that the 2nd string is just on the joint of my finger and wont press firmly or something.

What to do?
Last edited by Eddy~ at Jun 18, 2010,
#2
Keep practicing. You'll get it eventually.
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#4
try the alternate way to hold a barre chord.

You put your thumb on the 6th string
mute the 5th string
ring finger on the fourth string
middle finger on the third string
and index finger on the 2nd and first strings

I haven't been able to master it or at least the index finger part., but that's the way a lot of guys do it.
#5
just try to practice i had the same problem. i have small hands so my barre chords tend to get tough especially further down the fret board. If you keep practicing you build up strength in your fingers which will help a lot.
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#6
Look for a comfortable position
your index a bit up or down
rolled (index rolled onto the boney side)
or closer or more far from the fret
also try to start barring @ higher frets first cus there is a less tension
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#8
Quote by Eddy~

I have rather sizeable, though skinny, hands and my strings are .10's.


What's up with the comma placement? Surely it's not after skinny but rather after tough...and spelling of tough.

Now back to the problem, just keep practising and push down a bit harder...
#9
My advice is to keep playing with where you barre the fret. It's more technique than hand strength. You shouldn't be clamping down too hard on the barre, otherwise it will make it harder to make fast and smooth chord changes.
#10
Quote by conor-figgy
What's up with the comma placement? Surely it's not after skinny but rather after tough...and spelling of tough.

Now back to the problem, just keep practising and push down a bit harder...

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Thanks for the help dudes.

... and I meant, even though my hands are sizeable, they are thin. :e
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