#1
I'm having trouble playing the "F" note for a song i'm trying to learn (Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway). I was wondering if there was an alternate way to play it or and easier way to so that it sounds the same.

Thanks,
Haruki
#2
or you can learn a better song jk w/e just transpose or w/e to a different string or something
#4
If you are having trouble with something like that, just PRACTICE. It can only make you better
#7

Practicing is all you can do (if tis isnt what your already doing try it like this)
#8
Thanks for that pic man! It still sounds the same to me (maybe a little more deeper sound but its cool)

Thanks
#9
Alright, that is what you call a barre chord. Because you barre at a fret, which in this case would be the first fret. To barre you simply lay one of your fingers across multiple/all of the strings.

So, step 1: Take your index finger and lay it across every string at the first fret.

Next step would be fill in the rest of the notes. For the A string use your ring finger. For the D string use your pinky and use your middle finger for the G string. Sorry if this confuses you.

Here is what you fret for each string

E|1
B|1
G|2
D|3
A|3
E|1

So here are what fingers you use for the strings.

E|Index
B|Index
G|Middle
D|Pinky
A|Rind
E|Index

Help any? Barre chords are difficult and take a little bit to get used to but just practice it and slowly build more finger strength. After a while you will be hitting the chord with ease.
#10
Some people find it easier to fret the low E string with their thumb. I do it like that sometimes, depending on which chords I'm playing before and after it.

I would recommend practicing both ways, and use whichever one you find easier. Just practice a lot, that's definitely the best thing to do.
kill all humans
#11
Quote by alaskan_ninja
Some people find it easier to fret the low E string with their thumb. I do it like that sometimes, depending on which chords I'm playing before and after it.

I would recommend practicing both ways, and use whichever one you find easier. Just practice a lot, that's definitely the best thing to do.


True, I was just trying to avoid confusion with both ways written...that and it took a little while for me to type that up with just one way
#12
another way can be like this.. make the F chord with the bar then remove your pointer finger (the one doing the bar) and put it in the B string (or 2nd string), 1st fret.. then you can either put your thumb on the F note in the 6th string or just simply mute it.. it will look something like a modified C chord..
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