#1
I made a thread on this a couple days ago, but i still need help. I've been playing for about 4 years and I'm not terrible. i can play a variety of stuff, but I cannot play an F minor. I know all the normal chords and a bunch of jazz chords and never have any trouble with any of them except F minor. I have small hands and the G string sits right under the joint on my finger and doesn't ring out. Any advice?
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#2
I'm assuming you're talking about barring across the 1st fret? When learning classical guitar (which is very difficult to learn to barre on), I had to make a conscious effort to raise the knuckle up to line up evenly with my finger. Usually, it will be slouching below to accomodate playing without tension.
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#3
If you roll your finger upwards slightly as you bar then the joint is no longer an issue, as it's straight bone essentially.

Plus the side of your knuckle will help to push the string down.
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#5
[quote="'[Azrael"]']If you roll your finger upwards slightly as you bar then the joint is no longer an issue, as it's straight bone essentially.

Plus the side of your knuckle will help to push the string down.

This is what works for me too. In other words, kind of turn your finger on its side a little. Good luck!
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