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ChristopherSchlegel
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ChristopherSchlegel
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Posts: 8,354
11/16/2023 1:02 pm
#1 Originally Posted by: boggiano

I have this problem with the ring finger:

If I am going to do a middle barre', for example on the fifth fret, and I try to reach the seven fret on the high E,  with the ring finger, the two fingers tend to make a triangle and I can't put them vertical and parallel. (I really hope to gave the idea!)
I have to use the right hand to rotate the ring finger but I can't stay in that position more than few seconds.


Any tips to improve this ?

Thanks!


 

What chord are you trying to play here?  My first thought is to use your pinky for the higher frets.  But I'm not exactly sure what you are trying play.


In general you can try to improve finger strength & dexterity.  These tutorials can help with that task.


https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial/1292/


https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial/1829/


But there is frequently a way to voice any given chord in a way that makes it more efficient or easier to play.


Hope that helps!


 


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