The biggest issue I had with this was what Paul said: Just grab what you need in terms of what strings you're barring. This case: Barre the 5th fret from the D string down to the high E and you'll be fine there.
Another thing I noticed(and had to go back and check my own technique to make sure) was your thumb being so high up the neck. Anyone can feel free to correct me, but I find barring MUCH easier when my thumb is centered on the neck. I did notice, however, that I tend to bring my thumb back up for open G and C major chords. Never actually paid much attention to that haha...
Oh, last thing: Looking at the arch on your middle finger makes me worry that you might have a lot of tension in your fretting hand(not 100% certain on it though). Just a friendly reminder to make sure that your hands are as relaxed as possible. I understand that can be difficult if you're just starting out, especially if you don't have built up callouses on your fingertips. Besides just numbing the pain of the string friction, I feel like callouses are underestimated in just how important they are to not having to put undue tension on the frets.
Also, check out this "how to" link on the intro to the song. I won't lie, I haven't played the song in forever so I had to go do a look-up on youtube for this, and I really feel like this will help you:
I can't say I've experienced EXACTLY that issue, but I have a bit of an idea here. Fret like you normally would with your pinky, and then put your ring finger on the string right behind it(if/when you can). This should give you a tiny bit more "oomph" in the pinky and stabilize things a bit. Over time, just work on getting your ring finger out of the equation and you should be good to go.
EDITED: Somehow forgot to put a "y" in pinky. The phrase "a bit more 'oomph' in the pink" does not sound right at all.
I'm not sure if this is the correct forum, but I figured I'd at least give it a shot.
Is there anything that can be done about Tom Hess articles? I've never been a fan of his "Here's a snippet of a lesson, pay me for more" advertising articles, but the recent "Taking guitar lessons? Here's what your guitar teacher won't tell you..." article has struck a real nerve with me and a fair number of others, it seems. Link to the article in question:
Love it, vocals are awesome, guitar tones are KILLER. It's like Metallica or Zakk Wylde learned how to use their EQ's(coming from a HUGE ZW fan)... If I was still on facebook, I'd like your page a million times over.
My girlfriend and I had closed the door to my bedroom at about 9:30 last night and started getting a bit intimate... 9:45 rolls around and I hear my roommate turn on "Jesus Christ Superstar"... At a volume far past what he needed to actually hear it.
Not necessarily a cockblock, and it didn't work but... I will NEVER have sex to the soundtrack of that movie ever again.
I dunno, for the kinda sound I expect from Orange, this is exactly what I thought I'd hear. Ya throw a drive on that thing if you want, and you're good to go. But then, our definitions of metal might differ :P... I can see this doing the Sword real good and probably High On Fire, too.
I swear, if she even makes the primary... Ugh. I'm out. Love the U.S., but I'd rather live next to the Fukushima Plant than in a country stupid enough to back that woman. I'll live out my days bouncing around on my irradiated balls while smoking a j.
I'm going to be honest with you; you don't sound very interesting. I'm sure there are lots of things to do where you are that have no age limits. If night clubs is all you have on your mind, that would be really boring for me.
I'm a boring person too. I wouldn't be able to figure out something cool to do so easily if I had a girlfriend but you're in a better position than I am.
... Are you suggesting that the world doesn't revolve around alcohol?
A year goes by fast, dude. If it's gonna be a big deal for either of you, I can't see this lasting long at all.
But yeah, these are exactly the kinda questions for the relationship thread. :P
EDIT: One of the posts above reminded me: There are quite a few places that let you in at 18, but will stamp you or put a band around your wrist if you're over 21(hence, able to buy drinks). It'll be fine.