#1
ok so these types of chords are used in quiet a few songs, their kidn of like power chords, but I don't know how I should finger them.

-8--8--8--7--10-----8--8--8--7--10-10-----------
-10-10-10-9--12-----10-10-10-9--12--------------
-10-10-10-9--12-----10-10-10-9--12-------------- Corduroy-Pearl Jam
-10-10-10-9--12-----10-10-10-9--12--------------
-8--8--8--7--10-----8--8--8--7--10-10-----------
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how am I supposed to hit the three strings on D,G, and B while not blocking out the high E notes. Sometimes that top note on the E isnt used with these. I usually bar the 3 and block out the highest one.
#2
The note on the high E string's probably the least important note in the chords. If you can hit it without too much trouble... great. If not, don't worry about it.
#4
ok bar with ur index finger for the lower frets and then bar the higher frets with ur ring finger. u hav to position ur ring finger so that u get the notes but u dont mute the high e string
#5
Let's use this chord as an example-

-8-
10-
10-
10-
-8-
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You take your index finger and bar it across the eighth fret. You put your middle finger on the 10th fret of the D string, your ring finger on the 10th fret of the G string, and your pinky on the 10th fret of the B string. You move this fingering up and down the neck. They are called barre chords.
Last edited by Donswald at Jun 17, 2008,
#6
These arn't normal barre chords...ok normal barre chords are like 10
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------10 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------8

and only 3 fingers. I used to bar the top two when I was a noob, and that didn't feel good. I liek the other guys method. for the
-8--8--8--7--10-----8--8--8--7--10--------------
-10-10-10-9--12-----10-10-10-9--12--------------
-10-10-10-9--12-----10-10-10-9--12-------------cause I have BIG HANDS (not much room)
-10-10-10-9--12-----10-10-10-9--12--------------
-8--8--8--7--10-----8--8--8--7--10--------------
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#7
Quote by RockAddict311
bar the 3 and block out the highest one.


This is the method I usually use. Since the top note is just an octave of the root it's not really important to the chord, it just makes it sound a little bit more full when it's present. So yeah, don't worry about not hitting it.

EDIT: I think you've got it wrong... barre chords are when you block across one fret on all strings with your index and for a chord with the other three... so, low to high, x57765 would be a D minor barre chord, x35553 would be a C, etc. if it's just three notes, like x355xx, that's just a power chord.
Last edited by Wonthefu at Jun 17, 2008,
#8
Quote by RockAddict311
These arn't normal barre chords...ok normal barre chords are like 10
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------10 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------8


Those are power-chords. The barre chord fingering I posted is the technically correct fingering.