#1
ok so i'll summarise this since i revised it several times lol

1. me trying to barre the 8th fret = impossible to sound the 2nd highest note nomatter what

2. i browsed for tips but nothing helped and was about to post here

3. tried once more, sitting down this time (i practice chords standing up)

4. found i could ring out the note

5. tried adjusting my guitar height whilst standing and eventually came to the conclusion that holding the guitar more HORIZONTALLY is what allows me to ring out the note


so, if someone is struggling to ring out barre chords, it might help them to try holding the guitar more horizontally rather than upright

sort of demo of this. it shows the note playing with horizontal position but dudding when i go more vertical

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-0RDS-6AYk


in case ur interested this is the chord sequence i'm learning that the problem arised from. (video taken before my discovery)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfepqSv6Bgk
Last edited by percydw at Apr 11, 2015,
#2
Hi percydw

thanks for the tip. Also depending on the situation you could make the bar chords with your thumb, allowing to make it sound right in uncomfortable positions.

Thanks
#3
Here we go again. You've been playing almost 2 months. This is something that sorts itself out with practice. You've also already been well notified that you are not in a position to be trying to teach other people. You don't know how to play yourself. You're having trouble with barre chords because you're a BEGINNER. The exact same problem I had 45 years ago when I started learning barre chords. I had a handicap, I had a tendon damaged by being cut in half. It still sorted itself out with a lot of practice.

As far as guitar position goes, you almost never want the guitar neck parallel to the floor, I've always found it works better at a little of an angle, headstock higher than guitar body. The lower the neck, the more your wrist has to turn under to play anything. Guitar should be flat against your body, not leaning forward or back.

When first learning barre chords, try playing them using just the open F position at first, barring just the 1st two strings until you can get every note to ring, then start barring with the index finger. If the action on your guitar is set decent, a little practice is all you need to be able to get good results with barre chords, if you're holding the guitar in a decent position. I can't tell what your position was the video has been removed.

Here's one of the best guitar players I know of, note the way he holds his guitar. That's the most common position. Some people like to hang their guitars lower, but the neck is almost always angled the way he does.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQlgqtfieSs

Get some practice and forget about trying to teach others. You're still learning yourself.
Hmmm...I wonder what this button does...
#4
Quote by percydw
ok so i'll summarise this since i revised it several times lol

1. me trying to barre the 8th fret = impossible to sound the 2nd highest note nomatter what

2. i browsed for tips but nothing helped and was about to post here

3. tried once more, sitting down this time (i practice chords standing up)

4. found i could ring out the note

5. tried adjusting my guitar height whilst standing and eventually came to the conclusion that holding the guitar more HORIZONTALLY is what allows me to ring out the note


so, if someone is struggling to ring out barre chords, it might help them to try holding the guitar more horizontally rather than upright

sort of demo of this. it shows the note playing with horizontal position but dudding when i go more vertical

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-0RDS-6AYk


in case ur interested this is the chord sequence i'm learning that the problem arised from. (video taken before my discovery)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfepqSv6Bgk



I like how you have your own theory's behind how to practice, and look at certain things. My advice to you would be, to slow down. I don't really think you're in the position to really give advice until you have more experience. Really, and truly you just don't want to misguide some of the beginners here. Keep on experimenting, and analyzing how you learn then when you've perfected it in a year or two then you can start to give tips here, and there.