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Old 09-02-2019, 12:52 PM
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It's a perfect Gm, but how do you mute both 6th and 5th if you're strumming? The full 6-string barre is hardly any more difficult and saves the awkward muting.

Here's a nice easy open-voiced Gm, without a barre:

-3- pinky
-x- mute with ring
-3- ring
-0-
-x- mute with middle
-3- middle

Other 3-finger combinations will also work.
When finger picking you can hold down the E string G bass note while playing the melody or lead with the other fingers.
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From my earliest playing I was immediately drawn to the need to make full barre chords. However, open strings ringing against fretted notes are one of the guitar's joys.
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According to my app 'Chordbank', the above fingering is 66% of the way to being a Fsus2/G.
For the purposes of this thread it's called Gm though.
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Old 09-02-2019, 06:32 PM
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Your chords notes would be

G
x
D
Bb
B
G

I call that Chord a GDis
where the dis means discordance.
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Old 09-02-2019, 07:43 PM
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The official cheats are 355xxx (power chord) or xx5333 {more melodic}
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Old 09-05-2019, 03:45 AM
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Talking about cheating when playing guitar. I wanted to see what the feed back would be on my G minor chord.

3 E
x
0
3
0
3 e
You have the tab upside down, but the open 2nd string is a B natural, so that's a definite wrong note for a Gm chord (as macmanmatty says). Mute that string (easy enough) and it's fine.

3 G
x
0 D
3 Bb
x
3 G

Which should be this way up:

1e 3 G
2B X
3G 3 Bb
4D 0 D
5A X
6E 3 G
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Old 09-05-2019, 08:30 AM
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You have the tab upside down, but the open 2nd string is a B natural, so that's a definite wrong note for a Gm chord (as macmanmatty says). Mute that string (easy enough) and it's fine.

3 G
x
0 D
3 Bb
x
3 G

Which should be this way up:

1e 3 G
2B X
3G 3 Bb
4D 0 D
5A X
6E 3 G
You are correct. In hind sight I probably mute the B string without realizing it. I finger pick so mostly I pick the low G and the Bb and high G before changing chords. I had trouble posting the OP as it kept changing what I had written every time I saved it and I wasn't sure which end is up when writing a chord this way. Thanks
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Old 09-05-2019, 11:17 AM
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You are correct. In hind sight I probably mute the B string without realizing it. I finger pick so mostly I pick the low G and the Bb and high G before changing chords. I had trouble posting the OP as it kept changing what I had written every time I saved it and I wasn't sure which end is up when writing a chord this way. Thanks
No problem. This whole thread had me thinking of how Bert Jansch negotiated the key of G minor in open position in Moonshine. I think you'll see him using something like your chord shape:
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Old 09-05-2019, 12:02 PM
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I'll often use x 5 5 3 3 x as a cheat to avoid strumming barre chords for long periods of time...using the middle strings usually gives enough balance/weight ratio to fit in with other fuller chords. I can thumb wrap if I need the low G, or barre the first string if I need a G on top.

But remember, a Gm chord is ANYWHERE you can grab a G Bb and D note...
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Old 09-12-2019, 07:49 AM
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A bit of a stretch with the index finger, but you get a full six string chord:

3-1-0-0-3-3

(G-Bb-D-G-D-G)
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