Re: Open B Chord woes
- From: Eivind <vakseviggoNO@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 17 Dec 2006 15:21:37 +0100
OK, try this. Barre all the strings at the second fret with your index
finger. Now rotate your hand slightly toward the headstock so the area
between the front and side of your finger is the part making contact with
the fretboard. Now place your middle finger over your index to reinforce
the barre. Now place the distal phalanx of your pinky (that's the third
containing the nail) over the second, third and fourth strings at the 4th
fret. Try to arch that finger over the 1st string so you don't touch it.
Feels weird, huh? Initially, you will get mostly mutes and buzzes. If you
work with this form, you will get it. Clapton does a variation of this; he
uses his ring finger instead of the pinky. For learning, using the pinky
will give you the most strength.
Thanks a lot for this tip!
Ouch, now I have to build a callous there too :)
Until now I've been barring the 3rd and 4th string with the ring
finger and the 5th with my pinky.