#1
I'm trying to get the chord fingering with the thumb over for major barres like hendrix/frusciante/mayer. i'm having problems with my flattened ring (3rd) finger over strings 4 and 5. when i flatten it, it tends to muffle/mute the 3rd string and i'm having problems. i don't have large hands, i'd say they are more on the smaller side, but not too small.

anyways how can i get this down? i'd really like to be able to start playing little wing/scar tissue. if anyone could give me some tips i'd appreciate it. thanks.
#2
you don't necessarily need to grop the barre chords like that to play songs by those guitarists. It's just their way of fingering the chord. I'm not sure I understand why you're trying to get both the 4th and 5th strings with one finger. Use your pinky on one of them like this:
Say for a G Chord
|-3-I-|
|-3-I-|
|-4-M-|
|-5-P-|
|-5-R-|
|-3-T-|
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#3
Quote by civildp1
you don't necessarily need to grop the barre chords like that to play songs by those guitarists. It's just their way of fingering the chord. I'm not sure I understand why you're trying to get both the 4th and 5th strings with one finger. Use your pinky on one of them like this:
Say for a G Chord
|-3-I-|
|-3-I-|
|-4-M-|
|-5-P-|
|-5-R-|
|-3-T-|


i thought my pinky needed to be free for hammer-on's and pull offs (chord fills)
#4
G major without pinky:

-3-- index barred
-3-- see above
-4-- middle finger
-5-- ring finger
-x-- (muted by thumb)
-3-- thumb
#5
Quote by Vomit Rapist
G major without pinky:

-3-- index barred
-3-- see above
-4-- middle finger
-5-- ring finger
-x-- (muted by thumb)
-3-- thumb


this isn't technically a major then if one of the strings is muted
#6
Quote by BOBThaBuilda
this isn't technically a major then if one of the strings is muted

The muted note is just the fifth. The third of the chord is still being played so it is still major
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#7
Quote by johnny_tapia
The muted note is just the fifth. The third of the chord is still being played so it is still major


And the fifth is still there, played on the B string, so all 3 notes of the G major chord are present, and the root is played in 3 different octaves.
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#8
Quote by psychodelia
And the fifth is still there, played on the B string, so all 3 notes of the G major chord are present, and the root is played in 3 different octaves.


so people who chord majors this way are muting one string and creating fills with their pinkies?
#9
Quote by BOBThaBuilda
so people who chord majors this way are muting one string and creating fills with their pinkies?

Pretty much yeah
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#10
Quote by BOBThaBuilda
this isn't technically a major then if one of the strings is muted


1-3-5 all inside.